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These are messages and testimonies, written by women of all ages, who are in various different stages of life. Hear their hearts as you read their messages.
I cannot lie.I’ve never actually seen this movie. But from what I hear, it is based upon a book that is supposed to educate you on the joys and the difficult moments of pregnancy. However, this movie takes a comical spin on the subject. Today, I’m not at all going to write an article about pregnancy. As a single, young woman, who has never been pregnant (Thank God!) would probably be the last to take on that subject.
However, I think ALL of us have been in an “expecting” phase, You know, that moment when someone in church has a word for you, or you hear God specifically tell you something specific about the next season you’re going to walk in. You’re expecting something new in your life. For the sake of the illustration, you’re pregnant with God’s vision. Uhh...run that by me again?
I dare to suggest that the reasoning behind your discomfort and frustration of what you’re walking in now, is to prepare you for the new life that is about to come forth. God doesn’t give you a vision for your life in vain. He wants you to walk it out. This doesn’t mean that it will be all skittles and unicorns. There will be discomfort and even some pain. You might have random cravings for pickles, but probably not.
My point is that people are often beyond discouraged once they experience pain and difficulty because they assume God is punishing them for something. First of all, God isn’t some hateful man in the sky with lightning bolts waiting to strike. God loves you with a deep, burning with compassion. You, yes you, specifically. First we must see God in that light, then we can truly begin to understand what walking with God truly looks like. Once we start to grasp his love and purpose that he has for us, we can begin. Knowing that pain is a part of the process will save you quite a bit of stress.
What if you began to view your life through this lens? Instead of the pain lense, you’re looking through the process lens. Instead of the opposition lense, you peered through the opportunity lens? Walking in the purpose of the Lord while being “pregnant with vision” may, in fact, be the most challenging part of your life. Let me tell you, it will be lonely and you will wonder why others can when you cannot. However, I guarantee it will be the most rewarding. Begin this journey one day at a time, tackling the “morning sickness” and “swollen ankles” that come with it with confidence. Confidence not in yourself, but in the God who has allowed you to walk in this manner. Whatever you’re expecting God to do, know that it will be more than worth it on the other side.
Once you hold your purpose in your arms, it makes the expecting worth it. Keep walking, mama, there’s something for you on the other side of this.
PH Executive Director/Founder | Cat Valdaro