“…Thus says Hezekiah: This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy. For children have come to birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth”. Isaiah 37:3 (MEV)
I had an interesting chat with a few members of the church one Monday about labour pains. I then spoke to mothers who had delivered more than one child and asked for details on what labour pains felt like. Thank God, I was born a man!
The point I want to make to you is that the pain of labour is not transferable. You cannot pass it on. That is the mother’s pain and she has to go through it herself to deliver her baby.
Looking at this from a different angle, to achieve your dream, you have to undergo a similar form of ‘labour pain’. After all, good things do not come without sacrifice.
In the belief that practice makes perfect, one cannot achieve great results without hours and hours of training. Days, weeks, months, even years of non-stop training … Sacrifice is must!
You can be the best in your family, the best in your neighbourhood, the best in your company or you can be the best in the world. It all depends on how you apply yourself!
If you want to be a mother, well, you know you will face labour pains along the way.
According to the Apprentice Corporation, if you want to be a medical doctor in the U.S. … [they] may vary by specialty. In general, doctors complete a four-year undergraduate degree program, spend four years in medical school and then complete 3-7 years of residency training, before they are eligible for medical licensing.
A bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering normally takes four years. However, as in any degree program, you must take a full-time load in the recommended sequence and pass all classes to complete your degree. (source: Education Seattlepi). And the list goes on.
In order to become a winner through faith, you need to be strong, mentally strong. Ignore the negative things you feel, see and hear and focus on what God has promised. This is what we call the fine line that separates losers from winners.
Honestly, we humans, however educated we are, don’t have the strength in us to achieve what we need to achieve. That is why Jesus said:
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (MEV)
If you are facing huge pressure and are lacking strength, the Holy Spirit can empower you to overcome your problems, but you need to surrender your all, your whole life at the Altar. This is not transferable. Someone else cannot do it on your behalf. That is your fight!
And with Jesus by your side, you will make it. Do not give up! Even if you find yourself cornered and feeling hopeless, “For with God nothing will be impossible.”Luke 1:37 (MEV)
I would like to end this article inviting you to get your life back. Maybe you are about to give up on life, but are now reading this article. God is telling you,“There is a way out.” On 14 April, we will be at Ellis Park Stadium with the event that will certainly bring you inner healing and give you what it takes to achieve your victory. But remember, the sacrifice you need to make is to BE THERE. It is not transferable, just like labour pains.