And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to
the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son... Genesis 18:10
With all the will in the world, there are certain things you
can’t speed up; as the saying goes, it takes 13 hours to build a Toyota and six months to build a
Rolls-Royce. When it was time for God to bless Abraham with the promised child,
the Almighty still had to deliver according to the time of life.
Pregnancy in humans is for 9 months which is divided into 3
blocks called trimesters. The baby is born in the third trimester, but not
without peculiar challenges. Tiredness, thirst, inadequate sleep, swollen ankle,
cravings, the list is endless.
In a similar manner, we could divide the year into three, in
which case we should now be in the third trimester; hence it’s not unusual to
be getting tired, frustrated or even overwhelmed by circumstances. All these
are signs you’re closer to delivery than when you started.
There’s a limit to what humans can endure both mentally and
physically, therefore as we hit this homerun, if you begin to see the warning
signs of low energy level, high irritability or perhaps a general lack of
interest, don’t ignore them. You might need to take time off to recuperate or
be intentional about recreation.
Stillbirth is a horribly sad reality for about 0.4% of pregnancies;
I pray one day we’ll be able to take this down to zero. On the contrary the
stillbirth of businesses, dreams and visions are in the high fractions.
In addition to good lifestyle and consistency in what your intensity, don’t
build walls to shut people out, don’t avoid fellowship and don’t stop asking
God for help through prayers. I pray you’ll not contribute to a bad statistics
this year; your dream of good success shall live. However, wait on the Lord and
renew your strength.