Don’t get me wrong I am both excited and privileged to be pregnant, but there are some crucial truths that are left out when you decide to have a child. While the beauty of the experience is undeniable, you have to be be geared up for a journey that requires you to be patient, flexible, and most of all willing to set “self” aside for the development of this miraculous happening. The same applies in Christ! Often times we want to birth revolutions and world changing ideas, but we are not aware of the cost, because we have spent NO time in Gods word or His face. Then, once the journey begins and we can’t sleep, our bodies ache, our patients is tried, we become discouraged instead of geared up for the next trimester because we can’t tell the difference between being matured and developed vs signs that we are going the wrong way. It’s time we seek God first in every single area in our life. God wants to use us to change the way our world is experienced, but you and I have to prepare for not only the arrival but the responsibility that God has placed inside of you and I.
A few years ago Tyler Perry created a film that made the viewer evaluate their marriage and relationship’s. Today I’m asking the same question to Christians. Why did you get married or (saved)? Many of us are in a relationship with God that has no intimacy, quality time, or proper communication. It’s time for us to remember why we choose to marry Christ in the first place. We got married because we saw the possibility of a better tomorrow, a chance to put pain and anguish behind, and to know a love that transcends mistakes, faults, and time. No one way relationship works. Take the time to evaluate why you joined in union with God; rekindle that love and make an effort to be a driving force in your relationship and not just a tag along.
In a time where you can add friends anywhere… social media, blogs, chat rooms etc …I am thankful for my best friend meaning God. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s the truth. I’ll let you in on a little secret, when I allow God to hold the pressure of always listening to me, helping me and loving me when I don’t deserve it, providing for me when I’ve let myself down… He always shows up and proves to be my very best friend. This simple truth allows me to be a better wife, sister, daughter, and friend to those around me because I hold realistic expectations for our relationship. I don’t pressure the ones I love to be the impossible to me, God! I love the people around me for who they are because my fulfillment comes from God first and not man; its not your mans, woman’s ,coworkers, or besties job to fix your problems, and be to you what you cant be to yourself. Take the weights off of your circle and allow God to be who He is.
Today the moment I began to stress I stopped myself and realized how blessed I really was. I had spent nights praying to God for things to get better, and all the while God was waiting for me to mentally transition from a broken place to a place that I could see and enjoy what God had for me. So many times we get out of a trying situation and forget to appreciate that we’re out because the new place isn’t perfect. Here I was today about to complain when I realize, I am so much better than I was even 10 days ago, and it’s time I celebrate that. Nothing is perfect… My mentality through my struggle will shape the entire lesson and experience. Thank you Lord for holding my tongue.