It’s been said that the most critical stage of pregnancy happens in the first twelve weeks. But I have come to realize that the last few weeks of pregnancy are just as crucial.
Some women give birth in the physical sense. Others give birth in the spiritual sense. What happens in the natural is usually a representation of what happens in the spiritual realm.
The last few weeks are the most uncomfortable, and you are in a hurry to get it over with. But you also become aware of the people that surround you as you are about to give birth. Do they applaud you? Cheer you on? Or do they discourage you, whispering the lie that the birth is going to be a miscarriage?
Just like when a six-month pregnant Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the unborn baby inside her jumped. She was ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’ and she said, ‘God has blessed you more than any other woman. And God has blessed the baby you will have… When I heard your voice, the baby inside me jumped with joy.’
Mary responded by saying, ‘I am not important, but he has shown his care for me… from now on until the end of time, people will remember how much God blessed me.’
In the last few weeks of this spiritual pregnancy, it’s vitally important to set boundaries and be wise in choosing the right company. I am surrounding myself with people who’s got my back, midwives who have been there before, and friends and family who can’t wait to meet this new baby.