Ever felt like if you did not do it, then it just cannot be done? What about when you have to do something because there’s a sense of assurance due to you having your hands in it? Ever told yourself that you trust God with everything, but still feel like you have to be involved? After all of this, the results lead to failure every time.
This is a perfect time as we are approaching Mother’s Day to reflect on one of the hardest lessons I have learned.
After having two beautiful girls, I desired a son desperately. After trying for some time, I began to think it just wouldn’t happen. All I could think of was giving my husband a son, an heir to carry his name. I prayed but as time passed I became more discouraged because this happened “Before The Dance”. I didn’t have enough word to sustain my wait. I heard and could recite “So then Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 11:17.
Like Hannah, I just didn’t think it would happen for me. I celebrated others that were blessed with sons. Unfortunately, I grew more weary because each time it was others who were blessed with baby boys but not us. Unlike Hannah, after praying for sometime I had given up, but like her God blessed us with a son. I remembered vividly today as I did twenty years ago. I could hear my doctor saying, “it’s a boy.” I cried as if I was given bread to satisfy years of satiety.
We are in celebration for the great work that God began in his life. There has been years of tears of joy for our son that God has blessed us with. On the other hand, I have to say I know quite well what the bible speaks of when it states, “foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child.” I have comically had to question if my children were inclusive of “children are a heritage.” Many times I comically wondered how they’ll be a heritage.
The last few months that led up to this day has proven His promise, “they that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” That in itself is a testimony that trouble does not last always. A mother travails risking her life to bring her child in the world. Oh, the joy when she makes the last push or awakes to see what may have caused her much pain has now produced much joy.
For her travailing doesn’t stop because now she must give her life and die to the things of this world, so that her child can have life. It is a constant sowing.
Today I salute God for what He’s done in my son’s life. I’m forever humbled by His faithfulness.
Now I know that it is only because of the word that I can dance. The past few years have proven that those times of tears are a light affliction that has worked for my family a greater glory. For what looked like it has taken my son out has actually worked for his good. I know now because of a greater knowledge of the word it has caused me to triumph every time. It’s now a constant dance because I’m no longer moved by what I see because the greater one lies on the inside of me. I’m victorious going into each battle, so it doesn’t matter the situation. I’m a winner and winners dance! We celebrate why because all we have to do is look back! Oh I feel like giving Him a “look back” praise! Come on someone and put a dance on it with with me!!
Please feel free to share if you have been encouraged or feel free to share how God has done a great work in the lives of your children. Until next week remember The Word came to bring life and everything that has life moves, so move! Dance! Do something!!!