When a woman begins to sense that something is going on with her body, she typically contacts her doctor to schedule an appointment. The doctor then does an examination to determine what might be happening. Let’s say the doctor informs the woman that she is pregnant. He will then begin to give her some instructions. His instructions will probably include the following: take these prenatal vitamins, watch your diet, cut out all drinking and smoking etc.
Imagine if the woman decides to completely ignore the instructions of the doctor. What if she decides to keep eating whatever she wants whenever she wants, continues to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes, and then tosses the prenatal vitamins right into the trash can? Oh no! She could lose her baby! She could impact his/her development! She could cause the baby to come too early if he/she even makes it that far! She could even kill what she is carrying on the inside of her!
We know that the thought of a mother deciding to completely ignore the instructions of the doctor and possibly harming her baby is frustrating and hard to imagine. We know that it seems crazy, but it happens. In fact, it happens in the natural and spiritual realm. We wonder how many of us have been guilty of this very thing? Have we been obedient to the instructions that we received [from God] concerning the ‘babies’ that we are carrying? When God gave you instructions about the thing that He is calling you to birth out, did you ignore or obey?
Of course you don’t want to lose the ‘baby’ or impact its progress and development. You certainly would not knowingly want to abort that which He has whispered to your heart. Here’s the hard truth, if you are going to push through the pain and birth this thing out…there is a prerequisite.
*A perquisite is simply what is required beforehand. The prerequisite for your push is obedience. 1 Kings 2:3 (NIV) reads and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him…do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go. If you are going to birth out everything that God has for you, then you must follow His instructions. Only He knows exactly what it will take. We are believing God with you today. You are going to carry this promise to full-term. You will birth it out!
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Shayla & Na'tosha
Prayer: Heavenly Father, We thank you today for each and every reader. Help us to obey your instructions because we know that you know what is best for each of us. Thank you for preparing us to push. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
*Definition from dictionary.com