TO-DO LISTS are important and effective tools that many people use to stay focused and organized. Entrepreneurs, ministries, businesses, celebrities and even every day people use to-do lists to make life a little easier. But as I was laying down, drifting off to sleep last night, I wondered what the to-do list of a woman like me looks like? What does the to-do list of a woman believing God for a baby consist of? Well ladies, God gave me some things and I wanted to share with you all! So here goes……..
#1. Tell God THANK YOU! – God has heard EVERY SINGLE ONE of your prayers asking him to bless your womb and allow you to conceive a child. He knows those prayers word for word. He’s even seen EVERY tear that you’ve cried concerning this matter. So, with that being said, take joy in the fact that you don’t have to keep praying the same prayer over and over again. God has heard you, I promise. Now, all you have to do the next time you go to God in prayer is tell him THANK YOU. Thank Him for hearing and answering your prayer. Thank Him for the manifestation of His promise coming to pass. Thank Him for keeping you and strengthening you during this process. Simply thank Him for being who He is. (Remember 1 Thessalonians 5:18)
#2. Pray For Your Future Baby – If you’re believing in faith that God is going to fulfill His promise of giving you a child, then pray for that child. Even though your child has not been born or even conceived yet, it is never to early to start praying for them. Pray that God blesses them mightily. Pray that God’s will be done in their lives. Pray that you will be the best mother to them that you could possibly be. Pray for your future child as if you were already pregnant or your child was already born. Your child has a calling on his/her life and the enemy will do whatever it takes to detour your child. So start praying now and watch God give you strategies on how to deal with things that may arise after your child is born. (Remember 1 Samuel 1:11)
#3. PREPARE WHILE YOU WAIT – It is so very important to understand that your waiting is not in vain. It may not seem like it, but there actually is a purpose for your waiting period. God didn’t allow you on this journey just to wait and do nothing else. No, God wants you to work and prepare while you wait. Don’t get so caught up in waiting that your life passes you by. Ask God what you’re supposed to be doing while you’re waiting. Then ask Him to show you how to do “it” effectively and in a manner that brings Him glory! Also, preparation is key! Prepare for you baby as if you were already pregnant. Start putting money aside for the baby. Purchase clothes and little items for the baby room. Create a vision board for your baby shower (Hay House is an awesome app for this). Start preparing now so that when God does allow you to conceive, you have less to worry about!
Of course this is not an exhaustive list of things that should go on your to-do list but it’s a great start! If you have suggestions of things to add to this list, email email@example.com and I’ll feature your suggestions in another blog post!