Do you ever feel like you’re 11 months pregnant with a dream? The time for the birth of your dream has way since past and now you’re wondering if this whole time you were just bloated. Like you made this whole thing up. You were never good enough. It was never really going to happen for you.
Who am I talking to today? Who is to the point of being OVER IT? What was once exciting to think about is now a swollen disappointment. It didn’t happen when you thought it would, how you thought it would, now you’re left questioning if it will ever happen.
Galatians 6:9 says “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
In due season? Due season? That’s just annoying right there. I’m calling it like it is. What is due season anyway? Lord we’re feeling mighty over due here, can you tell us exactly when our due season is? Only God knows when your thing will happen, but we know this for sure, it will never happen if you give up. You have one job here, KEEP DOING GOOD. Your job is not the result. Your job is obedience.
Will you be obedient when it’s harder than you imagined?
Will you be obedient when everyone else says it’s not going to happen?
Will you be obedient when the time has come and gone?
Will you be obedient when every feeling in your body tells you it’s over?
When you boil it all down, this is what it’s about. All along, this is an opportunity for you to be obedient. And as you’re being obedient you’re becoming more and more like the person God created you to be. And when you’re fully ready to step into your potential, lacking absolutely nothing, it will be your due season.
Can I get a celebration for due season? What you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. You’ve been obedient through the waiting and the setbacks. And now you know what it’s time for ….
Oh hold up a hot second. Did no one tell you you were going to be working so hard all this time to do good, fighting the temptation to just give up, struggling to keep going and then when it’s finally your time and God says “okay, you’re ready”, what you’ve been working so hard for isn’t going to just magically appear? It’s going to get harder now. You’re going to feel like you’re dying.
Where are my ladies at that have vivid memories of labor pains and childbirth? Who remembers that sheer hopeless feeling of “oh my gosh, the shoulders are never coming out! Somebody get this child out of me now!” After all that waiting, it gets worse before it gets better.
Giving birth to a dream and stepping into your destiny is no different my sister. This is hard stuff. And this is exactly why few people ever dare to live the life they really desire. Remember, Psalm 37:4 says “The Lord will give you the desires of your heart.” This doesn’t mean God is a genie in a bottle, however this does mean the true desires of your heart were first given to you by God. Those deep seeded dreams within you of what your life could look like aren’t there by accident. Your creator created your dreams as well. God is the author of your dreams. They are a guide to the life he had in mind when he create you. When will you give birth to those dreams? When will you step into your destiny? When will your life begin looking more like the life you desire?
In due season. And after massive labor pains.
No one prepares you for the truth of BIG living. This stuff isn’t easy. It doesn’t happen overnight. Most will fail. The majority grow weary and settle. Their dreams are miscarried. Miscarried. They didn’t carry their dream through. How many dreams have you miscarried? You didn’t hold on until your due season. Is that what’s going to happen again? Are you giving up again?
I’m here to remind you it will likely get worse before it gets better. The darkest part of the night is just before dawn. You may be literally 2 steps away from your breakthrough, but those will be the hardest two steps of your life. TAKE THEM ANYWAY. You keep stepping.
Remember, if you’re under attack it’s a result of 1 of 2 things.
1. You’ve done something stupid and opened the door for the enemy.
2. You’re doing something right and the devil is attacking to stop you.
When is the last time you asked God if you’re doing this thing right? When is the last time you stopped to consider maybe you left a door open? It’s time to march through your house and start slamming some doors! Leave no open door for the enemy to come into your life while you’re working toward your destiny. Slam that door. He will weezel his way in through the tiniest crack of jealousy, the tiniest crack of bitterness, the tiniest crack of your weakness and wreck havoc.
Once you’ve slammed those doors shut, and the attacks keep coming, just remember ALL GOOD THINGS COME UNDER ATTACK. You are a good thing. What you’re doing is a good thing. What you were created for is a really good thing. Keep doing the right thing. Every roadblock and obstacle will be thrown your way to stop you. You climb over it. Work your way around it. When there isn’t a way, ask God to help you MAKE a way.
You be relentless in pursuit of the life God has available to you.
Be relentless in pursuit of the potential he placed within you.
Be relentless in pursuit of the desires of your heart.
You’re not just bloated. God is doing something in you. The enemy has been trying to convince you that you’re not good enough and you’re just dreaming those silly dreams again. Slam the door on those doubts. You have been chosen by the Almighty to carry your dream and give birth to it. In due season here’s what’s going to happen … it’s going to get harder. Then it’s going to happen. And on the other side of all this, you’ll somehow forget how long and hard it really was. You’ll forget because you’ll be pregnant with another dream in the next step to your destiny and you’ll start the process again.
Are you still waiting for your due season? Don’t give up.
You’re carrying a dream. Don’t miscarry that dream.
Your job is not result – your job is obedience.
Has it gotten even harder now?
That’s labor pains.
Something is about to happen in your life!