When I first received the news about what God was getting ready to do in my life, I was very excited! Now that the newness of the promise has worn off, I have become anxious to see the manifestation of the things that God has promised me. I've prepared for the promise and now I'm counting down the days until I can hold it in my arms and watch it grow. It seems like the time is dragging by. Each day I wake up I hope that it will be the day that I birth my baby/promise.
Although I have never given birth to a physical baby, I have noticed that as it gets closer to a woman's due date she becomes more and more uncomfortable. The baby starts moving more which causes her more pain. She's unable to rest at night and becomes anxious for the baby to just get here already! That's exactly how I'm feeling right now when it comes to birthing my spiritual baby! I'm ready for it to get here!
I try not to allow the feelings of frustration to overtake me, but with each passing day I feel myself giving in. So, how do you keep yourself from giving up and having a pity party? I'm glad you asked! You have to focus on God's Word more than ever in your time of waiting. The scripture that always seems to make the wait bearable for me is Psalm 27:13. It says, "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living".
You will give birth to that baby/promise! Once you hold it in your arms, you will forget the suffering and the pain you endured! So, let me encourage you as I encourage myself. Hold on a little while longer. God will give you the strength to give birth to every gift on the inside of you.
This is truly a season of Expectation! I'm so happy for those that are expecting! Get some rest and build your strength up. Soon your water will break and it will be time to push as you give birth to Greatness! Be Blessed!