Being pregnant is a lot like waiting for a promise or vision to be fulfilled. It is accompanied by lots of excitement and planning, while your heart is full of hopes and dreams for the vision you are carrying. All vision is combined with a waiting period and there is also the ensuing growth process, which generally brings some discomfort to one degree or another, and this process is unique to each pregnancy. So let me ask you this: are you uncomfortable and restless, knowing there is something more on the horizon? Congratulations – you’re pregnant with vision!
“Sight is a function of the eyes, Vision is a function of the heart”. – Myles Munroe
Vision brings about it’s own growing pains as we are groomed and prepared to move into that vision. Sometimes the promise is fulfilled quickly, but other times the vision is a long time coming as it was for Joseph, Moses and David. These men were all given a specific vision, or promise, from God for their lives. And after hearing about the awesome promise, along with the wonder and excitement that accompanied it, they all proceeded to go in what appeared to be the opposite direction by all outward appearances. However, the time in between was used to prepare each of them for the ultimate fulfillment of the promise or vision. It is important to remember that in order to do great things you have to be willing to grow and be made uncomfortable as part of the preparation process.
Perhaps you’ve been a stay-at-home mom tending to your family for the past many years. If so, don’t despair of the desire for your own vision to begin to unfold. God is using your children to mold and shape you in a way nothing else will. Please don’t undervalue the skills and lessons you are learning while raising your children and managing a home. I speak from experience when I say that the growth I have experienced as a mom has been even more valuable than my 15+ years of work experience in the corporate world! This is what my good friend, Mark Sturgell @pdncoach said on twitter, “I used to coach re-entry moms who told me they had no skills. Mom with no skills do NOT exist!”
Spiritual perspective: I believe Psalm 105:19* gives the best description of what it feels like to wait for the fulfillment of a promise or vision: “Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him.” Wow… it “tested” him. This sounds like uncomfortable growing pains for sure with a dash of frustration, a pinch of doubt and some humility thrown in. But after the testing time was over, the word of the Lord came to pass and it will for you as well.
Truth For Your Life: Don’t give up on your big dream, because there is a set time on God’s agenda for the dream to come to pass. If you feel weary like Joseph, Moses and David and are questioning if there’s been some sort of error or misunderstanding on your part, be encouraged that God has not forgotten you and as long as that desire and promise is in your heart, it will come to pass. It may not happen exactly the way you had thought, but do not despair while waiting for your vision to come to pass. There is a time set when it will be fulfilled. When your motives are pure, the inspiration and passion you have in your heart will be brought to completion.
Are you in the midst of growing pains right now? Is there a promise or vision in your heart that has been a long time coming? How is your faith doing while you wait and are you able to see what you’ve been learning during the process of waiting? I’d love to hear your comments!
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (The New King James Bible Online)
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