Memory Monday – Week 24

Colby picked the title of our blog based off of some old testament verses, however this verse really drives the point of the title for me. I love the message version of Galatians 6:9-10 – So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.

‘In Due Time’ in this verse tells us that there is an appointed time for when our harvest will be ready. Just like farmers don’t reap their harvest the day after planting their crops, we too must wait. We can’t expect to pray a prayer and it be answered the next day. We must have patience and activate our faith while we wait.

I find it interesting that in the ancient world, the phrase ‘lose heart’ was used for the fear and weariness a woman experienced during her labor, but before delivery. Clearly I don’t know what either of those are like, but I imagine the labor is hard, painful, and will make you weary.  Labor is also a time that is unfinished and unrewarding but any woman in labor must press forward and she will receive the blessing and reward of her child.

It seems very discouraging to pray and do everything right and receive no results or answers. In this verse Paul challenged the Galatians and us to keep steadfast, to keep doing good, and to not give up. I have had to remind myself of that a lot lately. The Lord has told us to wait on Him and that He will bring us our babies naturally and soon. Sometimes it can be so tempting to pick up that ovulation kit or call the doctor to set up an appointment to start medication and IVF. It gets harder as I look at all the pregnancies and all of those people pursing fertility treatments around me. I know that if I take matters into my own hand things will not turn out nearly as good as they will if I obey the Lord so I must continue to be steadfast and obedient to the Lord.

What are you waiting for? Remain steadfast. Ask the Lord for energy and strength. Remember the Lord NEVER delays. Whatever you are waiting for will be worth the wait, because in due time you will reap your harvest.

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13 Comments
  • Emily (eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com)
    Posted at 05:36h, 14 October Reply

    Girl, I know exactly what you mean about watching everyone around you get pregnant and becoming impatient. I have an idea… Next time you are tempted not stay the course you and Colby have been on with trying naturally, I can send you my spreadsheet of our 2013 medical expenses. That will snap you right back into wanting to stay on the natural path!! Ha!

    Thanks for the scriptures and reminders as usual. I look forward to your posts every Monday. Have a great week beautiful. 🙂

  • dspence
    Posted at 09:31h, 14 October Reply

    I’m going to try to find words for my thoughts. Please bear with me.

    I love this post. The biggest part of our IF journey was prayer. Praying for years about whether or not to expand our family. Praying for months for the perfect timing of our treatment. Praying about the outcome of our IUI. Although there were times my heart cried out for a child, our repeated prayer was for us to come into alignment with God’s will for us and to be at peace with the result.

    That is one of the things that I recognize each time I read your blog. That you have committed your fertility to God and His timing. It isn’t about whether or not to choose fertility treatments – it’s committing everything to the Lord in prayer and following through with obedience. If He has told you that treatment is not the path for your family, then that’s just the way it is. And you can have confidence in His plan, whatever the outcome.

    Praying for you and Colby to reside in His peace and patience during this time of waiting.

  • Aubrey
    Posted at 09:43h, 14 October Reply

    your stregnth is so admirable. I love this post and your blog title. It’s perfect 🙂

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 10:14h, 14 October Reply

    It is so hard not to take control ourselves, right? Every week I pray for strength and guidance to stay on the path God has planned for me. Sometimes we create more trials for ourselves and others when we don’t. I love the Galatians verse you are referencing. Guidance for life! How about them Cowboys! 😉

  • Amie
    Posted at 12:30h, 14 October Reply

    Your strength, guidance and encouragement is just amazing to me 🙂

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 12:48h, 14 October Reply

    Beautiful post that says so much about your strength, endurance and faith of the path that you’re on. Hoping and praying for you!!

  • Jennifer T.
    Posted at 15:25h, 14 October Reply

    This is a beautiful post. I think it is so hard to not look at what everyone else is doing and not feel you should be doing the same whether it is get pregnant or start fertility treatments or whatever. This is an excellent reminder that the Lord has an individual, perfect plan for each of us. Thank you for your thoughts and example! I hope and pray you have increased strength and see the hand of God in your life during this wait.

  • Charity
    Posted at 10:29h, 15 October Reply

    This verse is perfection and the analogy is spot on. We can’t expect to reap the day after we sow seeds. Waiting isn’t always easy but activating our faith is surely the key to having peace. As always a timely reminder!!

  • Kasey
    Posted at 12:46h, 15 October Reply

    What a wonderful reminder. Keep praying and keep hoping and it will all come just when it is suppose to. Keep the faith:) Praying for you and your continued strength as well. I admire it so much!

  • Becky
    Posted at 19:32h, 15 October Reply

    “I know that if I take matters into my own hand things will not turn out nearly as good as they will if I obey the Lord so I must continue to be steadfast and obedient to the Lord.” This speaks to me so much!

    I feel like in the beginning of our infertility journey, I was doing things on my own and asking God to bless my efforts. It’s been neat to see how my heart has changed as the years pass by. I believe pretty strongly now that I just need to sit back and allow Him the space to work. I’m still wrestling with whether we’re actually going to be parents, but I do know that His plans for us are better than anything we could come up with on our own, if we just obey and allow Him to work!

  • Amy
    Posted at 06:19h, 17 October Reply

    You’re not alone sweet friend! The wait will be worth it! Praying, believing and waiting right along with you!

  • Amanda {A Royal Daughter}
    Posted at 19:51h, 17 October Reply

    This is really the perfect verse for couples battling infertility. You are such a light and encouragement – thank you for allowing God to use your story!

  • Jessica
    Posted at 17:08h, 18 October Reply

    I am praying for you and your husband! I know how hard it is to walk away from fertility treatments! God is definitely using your testimony to help others. Here is a verse of encouragement! My husband read this verse to me all the time when we were praying for a baby. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4,” Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” He does have a perfect plan for you, and one day when He answers your prayer, He will get all the honor and glory!

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