“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
It is easy to quote of God as the Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the End, The Auther and Finisher of our faith, but how is it to hold on to these revelations of Him as we walk through our different circumstances.
We know that if God started a work, He is faithful to complete it, but do we know it in concept or in our hearts, how much do we trust it. Sometimes we don’t want to speak up about doubting God so we will doubt whether the word really came from God in the first place.
The bible consistently warns us of the importance of being prepared for the storm. This walk of faith does not exempt you from the storm but equips you to weather it. There is a necessity to be able to withstand the storm and endure through it.
Walking in faith requires a tenacity, it demands a heart that is unwavering and moves intentionally in the direction of the vision. People say the only failure is when you quit trying. If God set a purpose in front of you, the only thing that can stop you from fulfilling it, is choosing to step out of alignment.
For God is the God who starts a thing and if faithful to complete it. God is looking for people who are ready to endure through the pangs of labour. What seems like the worse part, the most trying part, what feels like your vision dying is the birthing of what God has put in you. It feels impossible, it feels like the end, it feels like God punishing you, but it is the push that carries you into fulfilment of His word.
““Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children. Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.”
- Isaiah 66:7-9
God is a special kind of God, there is none like Him, He who says by the time you have come to the point of birthing He has already birthed that which you are pushing out. He will not bring you to the point of birthing and shut up your womb. For He has has brought you this far will surely bring about the manifestation of that which He placed in you. It is the time to push, to persist, to continue, to endure and you will surely see the word of God over you manifest. It is birthing season.