What action/s do you need to take?
A little step maybe the beginning of a great journey.
I took an action today, which was very exhilarating! I have been struggling for months on end to find most appropriate form of exercise to do. However recently I have been thinking of walking but I just kept coming up with excuses; such as it will be nice to have someone to walk with, oh I could have started it during the summer months, or i need to find the right time etc
So after conversation with a friend I decided I will take ACTION today to step out and do the walk as part of the school run with the kids. Instead of parking near the school I decided to park further away to walk. It was such an exciting morning when I told the boys of my plans they were just as excited too.
And guess what I did it and so did the kids!!!
Theodore Roosevelt said:
It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the ARENA………… who at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
So that his place will never be with those cold TIMID SOULS who never took action and therefore know neither victory or defeat.
So what action/s should you be taking that you are not?
Yes you have been waiting to get pregnant for sometime now and you are just waiting and waiting and waiting.
But what actions has God told you to take?
Have you done them?
Or do you feel you are not equipped to take the steps.
Are you thinking about it so much you end up over thinking it and think yourself out of it?
I am reminded of Mathew 14 v 28 – 29:
Lord if it is you, Peter replied, tell me to come to you on the water
Come he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on water and came towards Jesus
Let’s explore the type of actions you may need to take.
These actions can be either Spiritual or Physical.
Example of these may include:
Great bold prayers you have never made in your life!
In 2007, I was fired up by listening to a set of prayer tapes a friend of mine sent me. And for 3 months consistently I began another level of prayer that I had not experienced before. I discovered what it really meant praying with God’s word. I began putting into practice and it was amazing to see how God turned around my prayer life.
Forgiveness – you may need to forgive someone, maybe a family member such as a parent or your spouse or even yourself.
On a couple of occasions, God had prompted Michael my husband to forgive someone close to him and he had taken no actions because he felt the un-forgiveness was justified. However there was a strong rhema word from listening to a sermon by our Pastor that propelled him to action. After he took the action which required a massive step to take in order to travel and put everything else on hold to make it happen. He took the step, approached it, confronted it and addressed the issue and forgave!
The result of this was a major breakthrough in an area of pro-longed waiting for God’s hand for a miracle.
Step of faith – where God instructs you to prepare a room for your unborn baby or to start buying baby wears and baby products
God spoke to me profoundly to start to buy baby wears and products in preparation for our unborn baby. At first it seemed my mind was playing games on me but then God reminded me and I began taking the steps and buying things.
However after many purchases and still was unable to be pregnant, I started giving away those things I had bought for our baby. God reprimanded after a while and instructed me to replace those things and not to give them away but to use them as a touch stone for our miracle baby.
Romans 12 v 2:
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good and pleasing and perfect will.
You maybe a very melancholic person, always thinking negative thoughts and never seeing the half glass half full but half empty. God is asking you to change your mindset.
It is a cognitive shift – but if you take action – it will transform your life!!
Lifestyle changes (exercise and fitness)
Evidence has shown that being overweight may affect the chances of getting pregnant. So if you find yourself in this situation – what actions are you taking to address this.
It could even be your diet for some who look healthy but not over weight
What investigations have you done to understand the root cause of your infertility.
Please do not be an ostrich with it’s head in the sand.
God has given us medical science for a reason. Find out from the specialist the reason for your infertility, then you can take the issues to the Lord in prayer for a turn around.
God is also able to lead you to know what treatment to take and the ones not to.
However the key is you need to take action!!
You can get out of the boat today, like Peter, but you need to take that bold action to move from a very comfortable, secure and safe place to a place of unknown and uncertainty.
A – Action
C – Changes
God bless you!