Whether it be a vision, a dream, your purpose, or a child, birthing something into this world is designed to come with great pain and some level of difficulty.

John 16:21  (NKJV)

21 A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

But, just as some children are unfortunately ‘stillborn’, so are many visions and dreams. Yes, many people go through the pain of birthing their purpose only to let it die. Either from the trauma of what they went through to ‘birth’ it or neglecting their responsibility once it’s ‘born’.

Even though we are born, until God breathes the breath of life into us, we do not yet have ‘life’.

So, if you have gone through the pain and effort to birth your vision, your dream…your purpose, birthing it is only the beginning.

After breathing the breath of life in a child, God has given the parent the responsibility to give that child life.

To feed it.

To nurture it.

To protect it.

And most of all to dedicate to the One who gave it to them…Him.

God gives us the responsibility to give our vision, dream and purpose life, after we have ‘birthed’ them.

To feed it.

To nurture it.

To protect it.

And most of all to dedicate to the One who gave it to us…Him.

Even Yeshua, Christ Jesus, Emmanuel (God with us) had to be protected and nurtured as a child by His ‘parents’…

Matthew 2:13 (NKJV)

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

Think about this. When a thought is shared whether it be written, typed, spoken, recited or sung…it’s born.

But, that thought does not have life until it’s accepted by others. Every time it’s shared it’s both exhaled and inhaled. That’s breathing. That’s life.

Many of you are either entering, in the midst of or coming out of a birthing season in your life. Remember this. Don’t get so excited over what you birthed that you neglect your responsibility to give it life…and dedicate it to God.

Don’t let what you’ve birthed die.

BE BLESSTIFIED.

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God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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