All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. Romans 8:22-25 MSG
I sense in my spirit that there are many people all around the world who are pregnant with promises. Don’t abort your promise just because you’re tired of waiting. Don’t be discouraged or down-hearted because it’s taking so long! Don’t let your mind convince you that you heard wrong because you haven’t delivered yet.
I was recently thinking of my own discomfort in pregnancy. I’ve never been so sick for so long. It wasn’t just in the morning, it was all day long. I wasn’t just sick for 3 months, I was heaving on the delivery table. It was so bad at one point that I began vomiting blood at which point the doctor told my husband to count how many times in the next half hour and call him back. 37 times in 30 minutes. I was too weak to get off the bathroom floor.
But when I delivered my promise and held that beautiful black haired girl in my arms, all of the misery of my pregnancy fell to the background and I entered into my new role as mother. What I had carried on the inside, I now carried on the outside for everyone to see.
I heard the Spirit whisper, “It’s time. You heard me as I told you to get ready. You listened as I instructed you and poured into you what you needed to fulfill your assignment. It’s time for delivery of the message I’ve placed inside of you. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.”
My friend, we are nothing more than carriers of the oil of the Holy Spirit. As He fills us up, He will cause what is in us to spill over onto others. Some of us have been bursting at the seams. We’ve been enlarged to the point of overflow, but soon what you carry on the inside will be evident on the outside. Get ready for signs, wonders and miracles to follow you as this next great move of God comes from His pregnant people.