One year ago, I was expecting a baby. I was heavily pregnant with only a few weeks to go. My expectations as with my other children for this child were great.
So I prayed and did all that I was supposed to do. In the early days of my pregnancy things were a little challenging and it seemed as though my dream of having what I wanted was fading fast. I prayed against fear, anxiety and doubt on a daily basis as these things warred against the beautiful pictures I had in my mind of my baby.
On delivery day, I went in to hospital holding on to my expectations.
Within two hours of labour, I had given birth and I couldn’t hold my joy and excitement. God had not only answered my prayers. He had gone beyond my expectation.
Today, I look at my baby and see much more than I could have imagined. The experience I have now is so much richer and satisfying than I could I have dreamed and this is only the beginning. There is still so much more.
On your parenting journeys, keep your hope alive and your trust in God firm.
What picture have you got about your child’s health, behaviour, about their relationships or academics. What do you see in your heart? Hold onto it. When you are imagining, you’re not in pretend zone. You’re actually seeing things that have the potential to take root and happen in your life. So please keep the right picture before you and back it up with what God’s word says about your child. Guard your picture by keeping it ever clear in your mind.
There will be challenges and things that war against your ‘dream’. Remember, they are there to test if you truly believe that dream or picture. Show your trials that you do by being holding onto what you see.
A full rich and beautiful experience awaits you.
What a wonderful testimony! “ On your parenting journeys, keep your hope alive and your trust in God firm………. A full rich and beautiful experience awaits you”. Thanks for these timely reminders Ayo.
Thank you Emi.
God is able to make all things work for our good.
Thank you Joy for this post. Just want I need in this season I am in. I will keep the right picture before me concerning my children.
It’s a better way to keep looking on the bright side.
This is apt thank you Joy.
You said it all keeping the right picture I will surely always remember this.
Thank you Ife. God helping us all.
Thank you Ayodele for this great reminder. A word in season.
Glory to God!
Thank you for the word of encouragement. I still have a great expectation regarding my son’s health.
Your picture will come to life before your eyes sis. Don’t let go.