Okay, many of us are in a very crucial stage in our life. It’s so crucial that you have to monitor every move that you make. Any decision you make at this point will greatly affect the manifestation of your promise. Imagine pregnant women who are in the third trimester of their pregnancy. They move a little slower than usual. They are often tired and worn out. Some of them wear that look on their face like “Hurry up and get this baby out of me!” and others wear a smile just to cover up their anticipation. Still they all want this baby to be birthed. Imagine her going into labor; the excitement isn’t quite there anymore. The only thing these mothers are thinking pain!
Many of us are in this season now. We have been carrying the promise, and began to get tired along the way. We just wanted God to just come deliver us from this pain, and even though it hurts we have to get into the birthing position. We can’t deliver this thing in any position. Some of us were in the position, and we took ourselves out because it was too painful, too hard, and too difficult for us to deal with. The Doctor didn’t tell us to” Get up from there…let Me make this thing a little more comfortable for you!” We removed ourselves from the delivery table, and tried to find an alternative to birthing what it is we really desire. Wake Up! There is no easy way, get back in position. Many of you are on the brink of this birthing, and you are only one push away. Have you noticed that during this time the mothers can only have two people in the delivery room with them? They don’t want to distract the mother from pushing and it’s hazardous to have too many people. They often have that one coach, and that coach isn’t saying “Okay, you can stop, you don’ have to push anymore because it’s so uncomfortable. ” This coach is saying “I know you can do it, just push. Yeah it hurts, but if you don’t the baby won’t be here…keep pushing” This is the same for the spiritual. God knows we can’t have people in our ear that is going to tell us what we want to hear, what is comfortable to us. Those people will have you aborting your promises. You want the people that are willing to challenge you to rise out of the place of comfort. Yes it hurts and yes it may be difficult but you are too close now to want to stay in a comfort zone. There is no room for complacency when you believe God for something. Many of you prayed for this thing to birthed, and now that God has called you to leave that place of comfort you want to question what it is you are hearing. Now isn’t the time to go to a hundred million people to get counsel and they lack insight, foresight, and oversight. God has ALREADY spoken!
Let’s go to some biblical examples:
Genesis 12:1-2-Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy county, and from the kindred, and from they father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: (2) And I will make thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Now you know it wasn’t easy for Abram to leave his family. This is his place of comfort, he was raised here, and he grew up with the people in that land. He only knew that God had made him a promise and he wanted that promise. Yes it was difficult for Abram, but he knew he desired what God wanted for Him. He was faced with the challenge of relocating. He didn’t know what this new land had to offer, but he trusted God.
Ruth 1-3 (please read)
Now let’s look at Ruth. Ruth followed her mother in law, Naomi to Bethlehem. She wanted a better life than what she had in Moab. Naomi told her to stay, but Ruth followed anyhow. Ruth wanted the promise so bad that she was willing to do what it takes to get to that place of blessing. Sure it would have been easier for her to stay, but that’s how bad she wanted it. How bad do you want it? She didn’t stay in Moab. Bethlehem is the place of blessing. This is the place where the promises of God wait us, and Ruth was wise enough to follow God. Ruth was faced with a challenge of relocating like Abram into a new land. It’s a hard choice to have to reposition yourself, but failing to do so will only abort your destiny. God doesn’t force us, but we have to realize that different choices lead to different roads. What would Ruth’s life been like if she stayed in Moab? Boaz, her husband was positioned in Bethlehem. She would never have married Boaz. For many of us, Boaz represents our “blessing”.
Many of us have heard the Word from God. We have already received direction. We have already prayed and asked God to make the way clear so we can see. Now that he has answered us we want to stay in the comfortable position instead of the birthing position. Birthing a dream, desire, or a vision, is never done in a comfortable position. Get people out of your ears. People may have good intentions, but a good thing isn’t always a God thing. Don’t settle for Moab, and you are right in front of Bethlehem. You are in control of your destiny…don’t abort the promises. Now is the time to be obedient to the voice of God and not the voice of man. Stop reaching out to people to speak into your life that has no insight. You are at the end, and you need to trust God. You know the saying “this is what separates the boys from the men and girls from the women. This statement is very true for this point in the game. This part of the process is what separates the wheat from the tare or the boys from men so to speak. Basically, we have to Man up or Woman up!
God doesn’t bless easiness, laziness, or slothfulness. You have the answer that you have been looking for, but you have to think beyond the moment and into the future. Yes it’s difficult, but how bad do you want God’s best. It’s easy to follow what seems to be easy, but that is a “settling spirit”. Don’t set a precedence of settling! This is not the way to enter the future. If you settle in one area, you will settle in another area. That is saying that I desire to follow God, but maybe if I just take this route God will bless it. It doesn’t work this way. How long can that mother stay out of the birthing position before more danger occurs? Yes, it may be easier and comfortable for her now, but not for long. That baby is still trying to be birthed, and it will only be more detrimental to your future. The easier way is detrimental, but the pain of the birthing position will only be there until the baby is out. This is the destined way. You have to be obedient to God! Get in position before it’s too late…you are only one push away! Once you get in position…it’s over! The pain will be gone, and you will have the full manifestation!
Your destiny is at stake! What does it mean to you? Ask yourself “Who’s voice are you listening to? Who’s voice are you obeying: God or man?”