Mother’s who are preparing to give birth to their newborn babies may experience some discomfort and even pain. But they can assure you that there is nothing like holding a squirming baby that has just emerged from their womb. The joy that prevails from laying eyes for the first time on their newborn baby cannot compare to the previous pain that they’d just experienced. Likewise, when we are expecting to give birth to our visions, dreams, and goals, the pain that we possibly experience while trying to give birth to them cannot not compare to the joy we have once those things come to fruition.
In addition to expecting resistance from barriers and obstacles and rebuttal from onlookers and naysayers, we can expect to have variables that work in our favor as well. For Christians, one of the great advantages to achieving our goals and even our callings is that God is always present with us. Therefore, the first thing we can expect when we’re expecting is the PRESENCE OF GOD. While God’s presence may not always seem present or easily detectable, we can rest assured that God is always there.
Second, if what we are expecting to give birth to is a God-given vision, dream, or goal then we can expect that it will not and CANNOT fail. It may not turn out to be what we thought it should be or look like what we thought it should look like, but it CANNOT fail.
Mother’s who are expecting to give birth have the great responsibility of making sure they carry their pregnancy correctly. While there are other things at work that can cause complications during the pregnancy, the mother understands her role in having a good pregnancy by keeping stress down, eating the right things, and exercising properly, is half the battle. How we carry our God-given visions, dreams, or goals may determine how and what they’ll be when we deliver them. We cannot spend our pregnancy term (metaphorically speaking) carry stress, unhealthy diets (negativity, doubt, anxiety, etc) coupled with a lack of spiritual exercise (prayer and study). We must commit to doing our part to produce a healthy and productive baby.
This is not at all exhaustive of the things you can expect when you’re expecting so feel free to add to the conversation in the comment section below.