In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord. “If I cause you the pain, I will not stop you from giving birth to your new nation,” says your God. – Isaiah 66:9 (New Century Version)
The labor room is the birthing place of all new life – the place of bringing forth, a place where miracles are birthed, where you push and travail. Everything that was created that you see today was as a result of the birthing process and it was birthed by somebody through travail. Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration”. However, there will be no need to travail if you are not pregnant with anything. Also you can’t be pregnant without a seed.
A seed is not limited to a physical baby; it is also the potential that is lying dormant on your inside, the genius that is sleeping within, the purpose and dream that is yet to be fulfilled, the champion that is hidden within you, the expectation that is yet to be met and the hope that is yet to materialize. From the above description of what a seed is, it is apparent that most people are pregnant with seeds. Today’s devotional therefore, is targeted at everyone who is ‘pregnant’ with a ‘seed’ and is ready to bring forth what God has put in him/her.
Every seed is kept safe in a womb where it will incubate and develop until its appointed time of manifestation. The womb could be physical (in a woman’s body), or spiritual (in the mind or in your spirit). If you are pregnant with a seed of purpose, you may not know the due date for delivery, but today’s text assures us that God guarantees delivery. However, delivery only comes through the process of labor pains and times of travailing.
In order for you to carry your pregnancy to full-term and safely deliver the ‘seed’ you carry, you must understand some fundamental truths about natural pregnancies and the birthing process.
Join us tomorrow for the concluding part.
Thank God for the seed of greatness in you. If you are not yet carrying any seed, ask God to give you seed that will make you birth something beautiful for the world to behold.