Becoming a mother again and progressing in pregnancy draws me to the Bible and scriptures that allow me to focus on exactly what it is I'm doing carrying this child. As I let the Word wash over me, I realize this is not just another pregnancy and I'm not just the incubator. I have been divinely chosen to birth a piece of God's ordained plan! When I consider that in this time and space, God saw fit to grace the earth with a boy to fulfill some important purpose, I'm in awe of His thoughtfulness. Suddenly I have a new perspective. The weight gain, the sleepless nights, 40 long weeks (so far), and labor are all necessary to impact the world with the son God had in mind before the beginning of time. I'm encouraged with this new attitude as I consider that just maybe this birth is a lot bigger than me.
In case you didn't know it, you're pregnant too! Pregnant with purpose, destiny, dreams, goals and God-ordained plans since before you were born. You've been carrying that seed around for a long time and it's time to give birth. Read what God says about you in Jeremiah 1:5 (Amplified): “Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. " Here are some simple truths to help you “labor" as you give birth to your part in His plan:
1. Before you were formed, God knew you. The Hebrew word for “knew" is “yada". It literally means to comprehend, consider as a familiar friend, to have knowledge of. God is Sovereign NOT senile! You did not show up and then He had to figure out what to do with you.
2. The Creator had perfect knowledge of your personality, your habits, faults, screw ups, hang ups, and successes. . . . all before you were formed. He knew what you would excel in, what talents you would develop and the choices you would make. And yet He still chose you for His special purpose.
3. Now, before you were born, the verse says he distinguished and set you apart, and even called you a prophet! A prophet is one who “speaks or sings by inspiration or simple discourse. " Did you know your part in His plan is bigger than you, stretches farther than even you dreamed, and most likely could impact generations to come?
You don't have to impress God, He already approves of you. In spite of yourself, He has not changed His mind about you, but He eagerly awaits you to join Him in His work to revolutionize the world. How? Submit to Him and the work he's doing in you. Be utterly convinced that He has BIG plans for you and accept his invite for kingdom-building.
Beloved, why not make today your birthday? Blow out the candles on your cake. . . it's time to birth that baby!
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