Have you seen that show?
It’s on TLC and rivets my attention every time I’ve watched it.
Cause I just don’t get it.
How in the world can you be pregnant and not know. Every single time I conceived, I was immediately overrun with exhaustion, developed strange eating habits and needed to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes. And that was just in the first 4 weeks.
Before my first doctor’s visit around the 6 to 8 week mark, I’d already packed on fifteen pounds and in the months that followed I turned into a balloon with legs. I knew I was pregnant… and so did everyone else. And if I had any doubt, it was all quieted when my belly appeared to have an alien moving around under the skin when I lay in bed at night. Yup, there was a baby in there. No doubt about it.
But apparently there are women who go the entire 10 months without realizing what’s happening.
I heard a speaker named Jasmine share a fabulous message around this theme last week. She pointed out that in most of the cases documented on the television show, the only way the women knew they were pregnant . . .was when they went into labor. It was the pain – the agonizing discomfort – that caused them to head to the ER for help. The pain was the indicator not that something was wrong but that something amazing was about to happen.
Pain in your life right now? Something uncomfortable driving you to your knees in prayer? Remember that all pain is not a sign of something gone wrong. Some pain is designed to reveal the start of something new; something that God is going to birth through you: a new ministry, a new calling, a new endeavor a new level of relationship with Himself. And sometimes, labor pain is the only way you can get jolted away from the regular endeavors of your life long enough to concentrate on what is to come.
The pain is what causes you to look into the eyes of God and hear Him whisper: “It’s time. Push.”
So, I hate to be the one to break the news, but you just might be pregnant my friend. The pain might be proof of that. Something brand new is on the way.
So push. . .and keep pushing until you are holding all that God has for you in your hands.