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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Thanks for your encouragement beth,i needed it today.I had a vision 4 years ago which made me change my life and the direction i was going which was wrong but didnt really think much of it till i got the vision.
Four years down the road im still waiting for it and learning alot of things i wont have before.Im very grateful for that because im a different person in so many ways plus it helped me seek God even more and have a stronger relationship with him.Now the down side is while im trying my best to be positive while i wait,sometimes its just hard when people around me dont get why i wont and cant change my mind on this even though sometimes i explain why,others times i dont because i think it sounds crazy and they tell me im in my own World.After all,all i have is a vision and a promise from the Lord.I dont have nothing to show what the change have brought me since i have been waiting.All i know is i cant go back and i have to do all i can to hold on and wait in faith that since the Lord showed it to me,he will make it come to pass.The “when” is what im working on everyday.I pray we will all testify soon of God’s love,mercy and faithfulness.Give birth to our visions for all who doubted to see that God IS FAITHFUL.Stay blessed
Hi Beth – What a powerful word you share in your blog. I appreciate it. I know that that you must be experiencing something great to birth into your life because you have provided this word of encouragement and acknowledgement to the rest of us. This is how GOD works. HE uses the experiences of the faithful to confirm what the rest of us are going through. Thank you for your faithfulness.
Though your blog only show 2 comments, my vision tells me it is going to BLOW-UP, so in your own words….”Don’t give up on your set dream, because there is a set time on GOD’s agenda for the dream to come to pass (Habbakkuk 2:2-3).
In your words……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.
I love you my sister. DebLove McAllister
Deb, Thank you so much for such a TIMELY word of encouragement as I am waiting and praying for some things right now. 🙂 I appreciate your comments so much. This actually was a guest post from Bridget Haymond so they weren’t my own written words, but they deeply resonated with me and I felt strongly that it was for my own readers so you confirmed that. 🙂 I receive the word you gave me today, even though I was not the author. Thank you and God bless!
Cathy, I will pray for the situation with the man you’re dating. I am sorry it’s one-sided and so frustrating and hurtful for you. I have been there. If you are saved, then you are a royal daughter of the King. God LOVES His daughters and sees them as very precious and He wants the man you marry to really treasure you and love you and treat you with love and respect.That is how Jesus treats His bride. Prayer is a powerful weapon, though. I encourage to continue praying to God about it and seeking His will. Thank you for commenting on this and please feel free to comment again or email me at email@example.com
i was given a vison 4 years ago about my future spouse, we are dating right now but recently having problems, God keeps telling me he is the one that i should not give up! and i should keep praying for him… it’s so one sided now and really frustrating.. but what keeps me going is the vision God showed me clear cut if not i would have thrown in the towel. .