Do you ever feel like you’re pregnant–not with a literal baby, but with a dream? Is there something in your heart that God is calling you to do, but you haven’t had the opportunity to do it yet?
- Maybe you’re single, but you know God has promised you a husband. So you’re waiting.
- Maybe you’re struggling with infertility, but you still long for children of your own.
- Maybe you feel called to a specific ministry, but you are waiting for someone to give you a chance.
Whatever your dream is, you eagerly long for it to happen. Sometimes a deep yearning for your dream may grip you suddenly, and tears you never planned to shed flow down your face without warning.
I know. I do it too.
It’s easy to worry about our dreams. When will they happen? How will they happen? Why haven’t they haven’t happened yet?
Sometimes we might even wonder if our dreams will ever happen. When time passes with no apparent progress, we ask ourselves: “Am I really pregnant with this dream? Or did I only imagine the whole thing? Should I just give up and move on?”
But have we ever stopped to think that our God-given dreams are very much like a human pregnancy?
Think about it. In real life, if you become pregnant, the baby should arrive in approximately 40 weeks. He or she may come a week or two earlier or later than the due date, but you can still take comfort in knowing that you will hold your dream in your arms soon.
Your inner dreams from the Lord don’t come with a timetable. Nevertheless, if you are pregnant with God’s dream, your pregnancy is no less real. You are just as pregnant with God’s dream as you can be with a physical baby. With a biological pregnancy, you know you will hold a baby in your arms. Similarly, if you have a God-given dream, you have God’s promise–His infallible word–that He will bring your dream to pass. What God has inspired, He will bring to fruition.
Isaiah 66:9 contains God’s reassurance of this: “‘Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?’ says the Lord. ‘Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?’ says your God.”
Isn’t that promise beautiful? It’s not possible for God to let you down. Whatever He has put in your heart, He will bring out at the right time. Numbers 23:19 reiterates this: “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Precious sister, I want to encourage you today. Our Father has the best timing, the best circumstances, and the best of everything in mind for you. He sees and knows everything about you and about His plan for your life. He will perfect everything that concerns you. Even though it takes time, if you are pregnant with God’s dream, your dream will happen.
So hang on! Cling to Papa. Hold fast to His promises. Seek His face, and let Him do His work in your heart and life while you wait. Your God and your dream are both worth waiting for.
Do you feel pregnant with a dream from God? If so, leave a comment below; I’d love to hear about it!
About Jamie: Jamie Rohrbaugh is a wife, financial analyst, Sunday School teacher, and unlikely worship leader from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her passion is to equip people to live powerful lives and to function in their gifts. She blogs at From His Presence about how to live ordinary life in God’s manifest presence. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter for daily encouragement!