Many years ago, the devil played tricks on me during my first pregnancy. At about the time I conceived, a pastor that I knew, filled with the word of God and had faith that could move mountains, died in a plane crash. I was devastated. I was of course a born again Christian at that time and I simply could not understand how a man of God could die in such circumstances. Shortly after that, another faith-filled Christian brother died in an accident. My faith was severely weakened.
Fear set into my heart and the devil began to tell me that I would die during childbirth. As I was not believing God anymore and was walking in fear. I allowed sickness to enter my body. I had serious bouts of nausea and vomiting, so much so that for weeks I could not retain any food. Once, I actually felt my spirit leaving my body and I had to pull it back with great effort.
One day on the way to work, my husband looked at me and said ” Mary, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking you will die and leave me for another woman” . I could not admit to him that those were exactly my thoughts, as I was so consumed by the spirit of fear. Sometime later, we met a Christian brother who told my husband that God had shown him something about me. He then proceeded to say that the lord had told him that I am walking in fear. My husband immediately denied this saying, ” everyone knows Mary is a woman of faith! . At that point I had to confess that indeed I had been walking in fear, to the amazement of my husband.
My husband and that brother began to minister to me and teach me all over again what faith is. The Lord then spoke to me clearly and said ” Mary, don’t you ever in your live take my word based on what is happening to someone else. No matter what is happening around you, your focus must remain on me and my word.”
We must stand on the word of God and not be moved by situations or circumstances when we are pregnant ( or trying to get pregnant). Fear opens the door for the devil. Fear is the opposite of faith. If indeed anything had happened to me, fellow believers would wonder why such a terrible fate befell this woman of faith, yet I was in fear.
Remember, you do not have the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. It is well with you.
Mary D. (from God’s waiting Room).
Final note— How many of us supposedly Spirit filled and Tongue lashing Christians are free from this spirit of fear. Every now and then we hear stories and see things that actually shake our faith and most of the time, we fall!.
Relating this to pregnancy or trying to get pregnant, fear is a major hindrance in this journey. The bible says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. What are you thinking about? What is bothering you? What do you think is happening to you that is not common to man? Stop magnifying situations, 1st Corinthians 10:13 ” There hath no temptation taken you but such as common to man………” It happened to Abraham and Sarah and a host of others in the bible. Despise it and make it look common while you focus on God and expect His blessings to rain down on you NOW!
We are waiting to celebrate the arrival of your babies. God bless you.
U r a mum/dad in Jesus name