Look again

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

                          Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV


This picture was taken 3 years ago at a luncheon sponsored by my nonprofit organization, Sisters in the Name of Christ Inc. The luncheon held in July served as a means of celebrating our independence as Christian women, freed from the chains, shackles, fears, and limitations set forth by the enemy or our own narrow-mindedness. 

Look at this picture….If you look closely, you can clearly tell I was pregnant; but let me tell you, I had not one clue during this event. How on earth could I not tell?!

This is why: I was so consumed with the thought of getting pregnant and why I hadn’t gotten pregnant. My husband and I had given ourselves a timeline to have a baby and the months were winding down(You’ll have to read my book for the entire story)…Every day I became more and more irritated because my life wasn’t aligning with my promise…..and the way things appeared on the outside hindered my ability to see what Christ had produced on the inside!!!! I was visibly PREGNANT with purpose and child , yet I could not even see it. I was too busy sulking in the fact that I had given myself a year to try and conceive and my deadline was approaching. Had I just looked in the mirror! Do you know how “perception” can deceive us? There are so many things I have perceived prematurely-almost causing me to miss what God was birthing for another season.  It was one  month later – August 26th to be exact, when I discovered I was pregnant! I keep this pic in my phone and I occasionally look at this pic and I remember what happens when we do not grow weary in our well doing. I praise God for being patient with me, especially after  all the times I could have missed out on what He was doing and what He was gifting to me because the package didn’t come the way I thought it should come. 

In the scripture above, the Lord tells us that he is doing a NEW thing! Do you not perceive it? That thing you’re expecting from God- it may not come in pretty packaging, it may not come easily, it may require a fight or some endurance. Don’t get distracted! Don’t grow weary. Change your perception! Look again!

I don’t know what you are expecting from God in this season, my friend…..but trust the process! Just because it’s not the thing you expected, doesn’t mean it’s not sent from above! 

Please share with someone who needs to be encouraged . And as always, please feel free to like or comment!


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