NINE: End, conclusion, fullness of blessings
Everyone knows it takes 9 months to make a baby. When you think about the miracle of life, it really is astounding to think how 9 months isn’t long at all to form an actual human being. With all of a life’s intricacies, fine details and unique characteristics, God could have a hand in something so amazing.
In 9 months, the baby starts from a tiny seed into a full 8 pound baby that breathes, eats and has working organs. Sometimes the pregnancy feels slow but your body is working overtime and fast to form this life inside of you.
A lot of times with an unplanned pregnancy, the only change isn’t just on the outside but on the inside too. I’ve seen girls that just find out they are pregnant who might have a hardened heart due to pain and hurts from their past, but over the course of 9 months, their hearts soften and they let God in to heal their wounds so that they can nurture and love their baby with their whole heart.
A lot of times there are blessings in the hard stuff. As we go through tough moments in our life, a lot of times that is when we cling to God even more and grow closer to Him.
When I look back over hard times I’ve been through, I am a better person because of it. I grew up, I matured, I became softer, I learned things that I will never forget. It was just for a season. When you come out of a season of hard times, a new season of fresh starts begin. New beginnings. A fresh slate.
One of my friends, Irini Fambro explains seasons like this :: Our seasons are like a rose. A seed is planted and our rose starts as a tiny bud and then it grows into a full bloom. There may be a few thorns along the way and we might get poked but it’s a beautiful season. And just like every full bloom, it withers and dies. And then a new season starts.
You might be in your 1st month, your 5th month or full bloom of your 9th month of a season, but wherever you are, embrace that your season. Embrace the month of your season. There is good stuff in the hard stuff.
Embrace Grace is in the middle of our 9th semester. We feel like we are on the brink of a new season that is about to begin. A new seed is planted not only in our lives but a Embrace Grace seeds are being planted everywhere. There may have been thorns along the way but what God has done is beautiful. We are ready for our new seed – our new season. We are embracing the changes in our hearts and lives so God can mold us and Embrace Grace into the destiny He has for us!
What season are you in? What is God doing in your heart during the season you’re in?
Written by Amy Ford