I think that I can speak for most women on this Journey to Motherhood and say that waiting is one of the most difficult parts. I know for me, when God told me that I would have a child, I expected it to be smooth sailing afterward….. That is so not the case, lol. Years later and I’m STILL waiting. When it comes to this journey and the waiting process, there can be so many unanswered questions like: Why me? What did I do wrong? Why does she get to have a baby and I don’t? How long am I going to have to wait?… The questions really are never ending. And considering the circumstances, those questions are perfectly normal. But I want to encourage you to not let those questions and your current situation overwhelm you.
As hard as it may be to believe, there really is a blessing in this waiting process. Don’t miss it by dwelling on things that are well out of your control. Instead, I challenge you to adopt a new perspective about this whole journey. Consider the fact that maybe God has allowed you on this journey to teach you lessons you would not have otherwise known or took the time to learn. Let’s face it….. The only reason some of us talk to God or even have a relationship with Him at all is because we’re on this journey. Sometimes, God has to do some interesting things to get our attention. This journey may be one of those things for you. So instead of thinking of it as a burden, look at it as a blessing. I understand that may be a little hard to do but try to do it anyway. Listed below are a few ways this journey can be a blessing……
#1. This journey can help you figure out your God-given purpose…….
One of the most amazing things about being a Daughter of the King is that our Daddy is super strategic. Seriously, everything that happens to us is all for purpose (See Romans 8:28). So, it came as no surprise to our AMAZING GOD that you were diagnosed with infertility or experienced that miscarriage. Although, those experiences are super painful to go through, God is using them for HIS glory and to show you what your purpose on this earth really is.
#2 This journey can help you cultivate a closer relationship with God.
Let’s be honest here…… Before we found ourselves on this journey, some of our relationships with God truly sucked, lol… In the spirit of transparency, I can honestly say that before alllllll of this, I barely talked to God. I would go to church on Sundays and participate in church activities during the week sometimes, but that was really the only time we communicated. But going through this has taught me how to really be one with God. It’s taught me to how to have an authentic relationship with Him. He is truly my best friend…!
#3 God can use this journey to show and teach you certain things.
One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in the past few years is that God is ALWAYS speaking, teaching and revealing. It’s up to us to listen when He speaks, learn when He teaches and receive when He reveals. We can’t get so caught up in the logistics of this journey that we miss everything else that God is doing.
#4 This journey has the potential to strengthen your marriage and friendships (some, not all)
Trying to maintain a marriage and friendships during this journey can be a difficult task. With emotions running high, hormones all over the place, and questions still unanswered; it can be a bit tricky. But it’s NOT impossible to have strong, healthy and happy relationships. The key is that ALL parties involved have to really work at it. This means that friends have to be understanding when they don’t really want to be. And spouses have to be intentional about their marriage in the midst of everything else going on…. Yeah, I know that’s hard sometimes but it’s worth it…
#5 This journey shows you that God is working behind the scenes…
If you don’t learn anything else from this article, please know and understand that God is truly working behind the scenes. You may not be able to see or feel what He is doing but I PROMISE He is working. He has a master plan for everything you’re going through and will reveal it when it’s time. In the meantime; stay prayerful, stay hopeful and stay faithful (See Romans 12:12).
This journey is full of God’s blessings, it’s just up to us to recognize them.
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