So I'm talking to my youngest son and out of the blue he begins to ask me about the day he was born. He wants to know if it hurt when he came out of my tummy. I laugh to myself because unless a woman has a C-section, we all know babies don't come out of our tummies. He's too young to get into the truths of labor so I tell him, "Yes, it hurt but Mommy took medicine when you were born to help with the pain". He then says, "If it hurt how come you didn't stop? I could have just come out later." My response, " you had to come out because if you had stayed in my tummy, you would have gotten too big and then you would have really hurt Mommy"
"How did I come out?" As you read, know this is my four year old. I tell him, " I pushed past the pain until you came out." "Did it still hurt after I got out?" I tell him, "yes but not as much as it did before."
My son was talking about labor, but my spirit began to hear the cries of believers who are pregnant with purpose and are afraid to move forward because of pain. The first time I felt a labor pain, I almost lost my mind and did not want to go through with it. Wasn't there another way for this baby to come out? The thought of me having to feel this pain for the next unknown number of hours was torment to my young mind. But with every pain, I Iearned that if I calmed myself and accepted it, though it was still bad... I could get through it.
Don't give up when you are so close to seeing your end results. Sometimes it gets the hardest right when the thing you've been waiting for it almost here. Persevering to the end can be the hardest mentally and emotionally, so much so you want to give up... but you can't because in just a few moments, the beautiful thing that's been growing inside you will be ready to come out for everyone around you to see. If you remain steadfast, God will give you the strength to push past the pain and the disappointments that exist so you can see the fruit of your labor.
Accept the pain, accept that it happened, that it may have been your fault, that its over and that you can move from this place. Accept that you're stronger because of it, that God was with you the entire time.. Thats's why you're still here... And that it's going to get better.
Now push, push your way through it, push in the midst of the pain, let the pain work for you and not against you, push past it and then breathe, because you're almost there and it's about to get good for you. Keep your mind stayed on things God has said to you and remember that your labor will never be in vain... In Christ, our end is always better than our beginnings. Hallelujah!!!
So then he asks me, "Did Nana spank you when you were a little girl?" I guess that's the closest to pain he'll get for now since he'll never know what it feels like to give birth. Let me stop typing, I just got another word out of that... Hit me up if you got it too!
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11