I don’t usually do this but….. We’re going to do things a little differently in this blog post. Today, we’re going to get personal. Instead of just giving you advice, I’m going to tell you a personal story THEN give you some advice… So here goes…..
This morning I called my Dr’s office to see if I could change the date of my OBGYN appointment but I couldn’t. There were no openings. So as I’m getting ready to hang up, the appointment scheduler says THIS to me “Geri, Listen, this is what I want to tell you. Forget about having a baby and just get you a puppy….” *insert blank stare at phone*… After hearing that I just hung up in her face because I couldn’t believe the audacity of this woman. Now because I’m an infertility warrior and I’m vocal about overcoming infertility people say all types of things to me. People constantly ask when I’m going to conceive, I get prophesied to all the time, people tell me their stories, people even talk, touch and pray over my stomach (another blog post about people touching your stomach coming soon). But the fact that this woman suggested that a puppy should be a substitute for my baby is just utterly shocking! She doesn’t know me. She doesn’t know what I’ve been through. How dare she!? OK… mild rant over!…
This conversation with this woman had the potential to ruin my whole day…. And it almost did. I started feeling every negative emotion that comes along with this journey, I shed some tears and I ALMOST didn’t pray. But I got myself together and regained focus…. This journey is too important NOT to pray!
Ladies if you ever find yourself in a similar conversation or situation this is my advice to you:
1. Realize it is a SPIRITUAL ATTACK. Infertility is a demonic spirit designed to keep your promise from manifesting. Since you are fighting against the spirit of infertility the devil is pissed and doing whatever he can to stop you. DISCOURAGEMENT is one of his greatest and most effective weapons.
2. PRAY IMMEDIATELY Like I said above, these situations are spiritual attacks. So you have to take it to the spirit realm and fight like Daddy taught you! It doesn’t matter if it’s from your family, friends or complete strangers, know that they are just being used by the enemy! Remember we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (Ephesians 6:12)!
3. STAY FOCUSED Ladies, it is of utmost importance that you stay focused on what God instructs you to do on this journey! Yes, I know people are inconsiderate and stupid. DON’T WORRY ABOUT THEM! Your journey is NOT about them. Its about the promise of God manifesting and it’s about God getting the glory out of your journey!
Situations like the one I had today are going to continue throughout our journey. ITS ALL GOOD! Don’t be deterred! Stay focused and be encouraged ladies! God is with you every step of the way!
God loves you and so do I!!