The Labor is Complete
“It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.” ~ John 16:21 New Living Translation
This past weekend I officially completed the birthing process for In Search of True Beauty at Marlee’s Coffee and Tea House in Atlanta, Georgia. Just like a proud mother of her newborn child, the labor pains that lead up to the birth was easily forgotten.
Of course, this wasn’t a typical pregnancy that produced a human child; however, the process was much the same. God impregnated me with the vision to write this book. I had been carrying it around for years…years. I often ignored the labor pains and refused to push, thus delaying the birth of that which was inside of me.
There came a point when I could no longer ignore the signs of labor. Once Aubrey was born (my physical pregnancy), I know it was time to give birth spiritually. God has sown so much vision in me, including this book and I knew it was time for me to leave another print in this world that will one day be my legacy.
It wasn’t easy, but neither was giving birth to Aubrey. But I knew the time was nearing when the intensity of the
pain distractions increased. Of course the devil will not let you give birth spiritually without a fight. But what he didn’t know about me was that I knew that my King had already won. So every time he tried to block my way, and there were many, I held firm to my faith. Just like a mother experiences anguish in the birthing process that anguish leads to a birth of new life. Likewise, I knew and held to my faith that the anguish distractions that I experienced in this process was meant to birth something out of me~ this work.
Just when I started to entertain thoughts of its too hard, it cost too much, will anyone read it, will anyone be impacted by it…so on and so on, I remembered what a friend posted on her FB wall some time ago:
“When you get tempted to complain about and/or give up on your hopes and dreams because it’s not happening fast enough; just remember that’s usually when you’re closest to manifestation. Keep the vision and don’t settle!”
So I held on and pushed and pushed and pushed and pushed, until I pushed out In Search of True Beauty: Discovering Beauty from the Inside Out.
What has God sown into your heart that you need to nurturer and birth out?
I would like to give a very special thank you to everyone who came out. I wasn’t able to get pics of everyone and I wasn’t able to put every pic I had on here. However, I really want each of you to know how appreciative I am for your love and support. Many Blessings to each of you.
Please enjoy the birth of one of the many visions that God has sown in me. Also, if you haven’t gotten your copy of In Search of True Beauty,click here. Thanks for your continued support!