“My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.” Galatians 4:19
I’ll never forget one of the most memorable experiences of my life was when I was pregnant at the same time with four close friends. Our due dates were within days and months of eachother, and as we went through the pregnancy, we would call and check up on eachother to see how the other person was doing. When our due dates came around, it was a blessing to see the multiple text messages that read, “I’m on my way to the hospital!” “Yes, me too!” We were all giving birth to a baby. However, when it was time to actually deliver, none of my friends were in the delivery room with me. They were busy giving birth themselves.
When it’s time to give birth to your purpose and to the call of God that burns deep within you, it is you and God in that labor room. People may be with you while you are carrying, but don’t be dismayed when no one is around at your time of delivery. God is not being cruel. He does love you, and while you may think, “Lord, this is when I need someone the most!” God is saying, “You need Me. Put your eyes on Me, and let me help you push your purpose through. Let Me form Christ in you. I am with you to guide you through the delivery. I will help you give birth to the purpose you have been carrying all this time.”
Prayer: Yes, Lord. Thank You for speaking directly to my heart. I receive Your word. Thank You for those that have been with me in my carrying, but I mostly thank You that You are with me for the delivery. Help me give birth to what You have put on the inside of me. In Jesus Name, Amen.