Working as a Candy Striper in OBGYN was an eye opener regarding child birth. It is a messy business. In my personal opinion, based on what I have seen, my perception is that Hollywood has not been able to capture the raw emotions and drama that go with giving birth to a human being. It is a messy, loud, busy, focused, panicked, sometimes rushed, sometimes extremely slow, sometimes traumatic, sad, happy, scary and many other combinations of feelings and happenings business.
This is a side note but, volunteering in that section of the hospital the summer before my Junior year in high school, scared me straight out of sex. Fortunate to walk in purity up to that point, I was ready to stay a virgin FOR EVER! Every girl, especially now a days, should work in OBGYN where delivery takes place. Teen pregnancy would take a dive; I'm tryin' to tell ya.
Anyway,,, back to my original point. Giving birth is crazy. However, it is a true miracle that brings joy and much blessing, especially when it happens according to God's order. This process is paralleled to giving birth to a dream. When the dream is conceived it is fresh, new, exciting! Then the morning sickness may come, and then waiting, weight gain and a transformation in the mother to be. Later, anticipation, continued planning, decorating a room and exhaustion. Finally, patience may be exasperated and everyone is ready for the baby to come but the baby is still not ready. Throughout there are many risks that can bring harm to the child so appointments are set up to make sure everything is going well. At delivery, there can be immense and prolonged pain until the infant arrives.
If you are pregnant with a dream, treat the vision with care. Be ready to go through a transformation that God orchestrates to prepare your vessel to deliver and hold the destiny He has for you in your hands. Be patient as the due date approaches and rest in the fact that God will bring it to fruition is His perfect timing. At delivery, you may go through the pain of changed relationships. Friends you thought were truly for you, you may find were not. Things may get messy to cloud your vision, but know that the Lord is moving to make sure that you are in the relationships He has ordained for your moment. Tears that fall are like the cleansing of the canal removing all impurities and dangerous bacteria that can harm the vision as it comes.
As you go through the journey of embracing your destiny and birthing the vision the Lord placed in you, rejoice, praise and sing. Thank the Lord for every stage of the gestation and have a true celebration with true friends when it is born. God is for you. We have a great God who will get us there. He always finishes what He starts.
"being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;" Philippians 1:6