One week ago I was supposed to be at the hospital for a scheduled induction, at 41 weeks & 5 days pregnant, but I didn’t have peace about it. I wanted to at least give my baby girl the full 42 weeks to come on her own, which she did the very next day.
But... I almost missed it.
One of the most incredible experiences of my life so far, watching God show up to answer my prayers for something I thought was impossible and now know isnt, I almost missed it.
Because waiting on God’s timing is hard.
It’s so tempting, and all too easy, to force our own and then justify it to make ourselves feel better.
But the truth is, when we force our own way and try to rush God’s timing, WE are the ones who miss out.
Every. Single. Time.
His plans are so much better, He wants SO MUCH MORE for us than we want for ourselves, BUT we have to be willing to sacrifice our time table and our plans for HIS.
After a full night of being up alone laboring from 10:30pm-5:30am last Saturday into Sunday, I snapped this last bump shot before we headed to the hospital. I was certain my baby girl was coming but she wasn’t. Not yet. In fact, she wasn’t coming for 2 more days of inconsistent labor & another sleepless night of contractions. And in the midst of waiting and wondering and laboring and finding out my body still wasn’t ready, I almost gave up.
My body was exhausted.
My spirit was weary.
I felt weak, ready to just head to the hospital to let them induce me, I even contemplated asking for allll the drugs this time, and honestly questioned how God’s plans could’ve been so far from my own.
But they weren’t!
He was not only holding the answer to my prayers and orchestrating everything I could’ve ever asked for regarding Eden’s labor and delivery to go absolutely perfectly, I simply had to wait a little bit longer. It was hard, I questioned and doubted and def didn’t do it perfectly, but when we are at our breaking point is typically right before the breakthrough. 🌈
So if there’s something you’re waiting on, something you’re hoping & believing God for that seems so far off, you’re closer than you think you are. All of his promises are just up ahead, just keep holding on a little longer.