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Friday, May 31, 2013

When Your 8 and 1/2 Months Pregnant With Vision

When my wife and I found out that we were pregnant with our first child, we were overawed. Even to this day, we stare in surreal amazement at the little (now 8 month old) bundle of joy God has blessed us with. As my loving wife will probably attest, pregnancy has both its beautiful times and harsh difficulties (sometimes stemming from the bafoonery of her at times aloof husband). I don't think it is any dfferent when we are pregnant with a vision (something on the inside of us that we can feel, but has yet to enter the world in tangible form).

Carrying Vision

Carrying a vision has its up, downs, and in betweens and it can sometimes be downright harsh as we "waddle" through our day to day life about to give birth to something significant (at least in our eyes). The same way my wife needed a qualified physician, the support of her spouse, family, and friends during this arduous time is the same way we need good mentors, friends, and family to support us as we go through the stages of birthing a vision. You and I need encouragement from people who are excited about what we are on the brink of and who want to see it come to pass.

New Responsibility

I should add that giving birth to a vision is giving birth to a new responsibility. Having a child doesn't make you a parent, raising and caring for it does. Similarly, giving birth to a vision doesn't make us visionaries. Caring for, cultivating, and feeding the vision is what will allow it to grow into something that can impact lives for generations to come.

Giving Birth Whether Others Like it Or Not

Something else to consider, everyone may not be happy when you announce your vision (say that your pregnant), but you have to give birth to it anyway regardless of how others may feel about it. So many visions are aborted because we hear negative feedback or don't have the support that we expected. However, there was no amount of lack of support that would have caused my wife and I to abort our baby. We should have that same amount of intensity (if humanly possible) when it comes to giving birth to vision. After awhile, you stop caring about what other people think and your resolve becomes "I'm giving birth to this child (vision) whether anyone likes it or not". It has to come out of me, and there is nothing wrong with that.

A Little Crazy

Hormones can get a little out of whack during pregnancy because of all the physiological changes happening. We shouldn't think it strange if we feel a little out of our minds as we are in the birthing stages of vision. Most times, we are producing something we have never seen done before and that takes us out of the normal confines of our mental comfort zones.

May Feel Like Crap, but You Still Glow

I heard many people comment on how beautiful my wife was during her pregnancy. Many women have heard that they glow while pregnant. My wife was gorgeous, but there were many days she probably didn't feel it. There will be days when you feel like crap as you are on the brink of giving birth to vision, but you are glowing to outsiders. The radiance of your hope, faith, and expectation are shining through even when you don't feel like it is. Let that be encouragement that you are on the right track. I look forward to seeing your brand new beautiful vision. What will you name it?  ;)

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