I WOKE UP PREGNANT
A woman spoke these words when she was being interviewed on television. She told the story of how she had waited for a child. She was running all over the place, doing all sorts of things that did not yield any results.
Then she decided to relax and trust God.
And at that point, she WOKE UP PREGNANT.
I was intrigued by her story as so many scenes flashed across my mind. I remembered many times when I struggled to get so many things and they eluded me. But when I relaxed and let God handle the situation, I saw victory.
The Bible states that it’s not of him who wills or him who runs but of God that shows mercy and He said He choose those he will have mercy on (Romans 9:15-16). You can do all the hustling you want but a real breakthrough comes as a result of God’s intervention. Someone defined a miracle as God’s intervention in the affairs of men. So after men have struggled endlessly without any results, God steps in.
I think of how the presidency of Nigeria fell on Dr Goodluck Jonathan’s laps.
I think of the many jobs I got without applying before I came into the business world Doors were opened for me and I walked through.
I think of the many times I ran after people to patronise me after I came into the business world and was paid peanuts.
I remember the times when I received phone calls FROM THE BLUES and got jobs that paid me well.
I recall how someone said that there’s a difference between the price paid to a hawker who knocks at your door and the one paid at a supermarket. The hawker is given the BUYER’S PRICE. At the supermarket, the price is fixed. It is the SELLER’S PRICE. The buyer does not argue with the price. The buyer just pays!
I saw that when you run after someone, you get the BUYER’S PRICE which can be a tenth of your usual price but when the buyer approaches you, you are asked to NAME YOUR PRICE.
I realised that except the Lord builds the house, they labour in vain that build it. (Psalm 127:1)
I think on these things and make up my mind to relax and let God take the steering wheel of my life so I can continuously WAKE UP PREGNANT WITH BLESSINGS.