Make it Count: How to Birth Your Purpose By Embracing VulnerabilityThrough Pain
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the weight of your dreams? Are you struggling to push through the challenges on your path to purpose? In this blog post, I want to share with you three key strategies to help you navigate the birthing pains of your purpose and emerge victorious.
Let me share how I navigated through my birthing journey this week.
Earlier this week, I woke up embellished with tears and the overwhelming feeling of that I wanted to give up. I was overcome by emotions and embodied with stress and worry, that things would not work out as I’d hoped. Like a woman who is pregnant, I was crying uncontrollably, and as much as I wanted to stop; I felt the need and the desire to let the tears flow. At that moment, I allowed myself to "not be okay" and allow myself to be vulnerable. So, I reached out to my Apostle for support.
As I prayed and wept, I had a revelation: "I'm Pregnant." What I'm carrying feels heavy, lonely, and filled with fear.“ I cried out to God, asking not to journey alone. His response? "My grace is sufficient for you." Like Apostle Paul, I wiped my tears and declared, "I will glory in my infirmities and press forth."
While in the natural a woman can choose the number of births she wishes to have; If we are in covenant with the father, our relationship with him leaves us with out of choice. We are compelled to birth forth as a continued dialogue we had with him before he formed us in our mother’s womb. Otherwise, we will live a life like Jonah, who was confined to the belly of a large fish; until he submitted to the mandate on his life.
Let’s not be like Jonah…Stop running and submit to the purpose he is
calling you to birth.
The birthing journey at The Birthing Throne Ministries for me hasn't been easy. I've attempted to abort this process many times for many years, yet God persisted in calling me to birth this baby. There are countless stories I could share, but the most crucial one is this: what you carry in your W.O.M.B. is precious, akin to the oil in the Alabaster's box.
No-one knows the cost of your oil, your anguish, your pain. So, don’t let all you went through be for naught. Make it count for something. For me to overcome the emotional breakdown I had and continue to birth forth in purpose I had to do the following:
Like a woman in labor, allow yourself to be vulnerable. It's okay to feel overwhelmed, to cry, and to seek support. Acknowledge your emotions and fears, but don't let them dictate your journey. Embracing vulnerability can be a powerful catalyst for growth and transformation.
Scripture: "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do."
- Hebrews 4:13
Explanation: It’s ironic how we try to hide behind our masks to impress or give an image of strength to others. However, the omniscience of God, who sees and knows everything about us knows how to cause us to let down our guards and allow the much-needed healing to take place in us. It underscores the idea that we cannot hide anything from God, and we are fully exposed before Him.
This week of being birthed into my next level I had to:
Let down my guard of always demonstrating strength and ask for help during my times of weakness.
Swallow my pride and let the tears flow.
Trust my pain in the hands of those I knew loved me but I was afraid to show my brokenness to them even though I knew they cared about me.
There’s a saying that says, “If you want to go fast; go alone, if you want to go far, go together” This begs the question which I had to come to grips with; “Who on your team?” not when everything is going good, but mostly when things are going bad. When birthing purpose at the onset you are likely to have more bad days than good. So, who is in your cheer corner? Can you call on them when you need them? Did you feel compelled to start alone because you could not confidently trust those you could trust or could handle your pain and vulnerability at the time you needed them most?
Just as I reached out to others including my husband afterward for support in my time of need. It’s important to have someone you can release your pain to. Therefore, you should seek out mentors, coaches, or trusted friends who can provide guidance, encouragement, and prayers. Surround yourself with a supportive community that believes in your dreams and can help you stay focused on your purpose.
Scripture: "Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he hath not another to help him up." - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Explanation: Emphasis is placed on this scripture because of the importance of companionship and support. God never meant for us to walk out our purpose alone. Hence why he sent the disciples out two by two. Additionally, even he told us to be of good courage because He would be with us; for He will never leave us or forsake us. So I encourage before you start us to seek out others who can lift us in times of need and share in our journey.
However, here’s the reason I believe most people don’t seek support, whether it’s emotional support, business insight, or ministry needs, I’ve contemplated these to be the common reasons:
· Everyone has a purpose and they are afraid to share their vision with other people.
· In a capitalist society, everyone is out for themselves, and not many work for free.
· The fear of looking weak; prevents many from asking for help being seen differently.
Trust in Divine Timing:
Trust in God's perfect timing. Even in uncertain or challenging times, remember that there is a divine plan unfolding for your life. Have faith in God's grace and provision; He will equip you with everything you need to fulfill your purpose.
During a recent Facebook Live session, I discussed how God is attentive to His prophets. He intervenes when He detects imperfections in our vessel, ensuring that we are not damaged in a way that would hinder us from speaking on His behalf. Interestingly, the day after teaching this lesson, I experienced an emotional breakdown.
This experience highlighted the importance of timing. God interrupted my birthing process to provide me with a deeper understanding of my spiritual pregnancy stage. This insight enhances my ability to teach with greater impact, as I am now the first to experience and share these insights.
Here's some wisdom nuggets in discerning God's time:
Don't let your emotions get you so distracted that you seek within yourself rather than seeking God.
Sometimes God must interrupt your time so you don't miss his time for your life.
The sooner you respond to God's disruption of your life, the faster you will learn the message He is trying to convey to you.
There is so much more that can be said about my experience this week, but I hope I was able to be an open book for you to let you know we all experience birthing pains no matter what level we are on in pursuit of our purpose.
Now I clearly understand why the enemy was trying to get me to abort my process this week. This message is needed to reach the masses and it’s needed to help get you unstuck and processed through your pain so you can also birth your purpose.
By embracing vulnerability, seeking support, and trusting in divine timing, you can navigate through the birthing pains of your purpose with courage and perseverance. Remember, your dreams are worth the journey. Keep pressing forward, and soon you will see the fruits of your labor.
I sense so urgently the need for the BIRTH FORTH Mentorship, and I’m mandated to mentor thousands of women this year in helping them to birth their purpose. Will you decide today to Join me at The Birthing Throne to embark on a transformative journey of birthing your purpose?
To purchase books or book Kelly for any speaking engagements visit www.mymindculture.com
Follow Kelly on Facebook Kelly Jennings Global and request to join our private group called the Midwife Birthing Group