PAINS MUST NOT STOP THE VISION
I saw Irewamiri endure the pains of breastfeeding each time we had a baby. She had pains but yet had no option. Every time the baby demanded milk, she had to be ready to feed even though it was quite painful for her. Her pains did not stop her from feeding the baby.
There were times she was tempted to react because of the pain but I still see her push through and feed the baby in love.
I want to speak to every person of vision- Feeding your vision will not always be comfortable. The pains you feel at times would want to make you throw that vision aside and face “your life”.
Tenacity and persistence is a major ingredient in the journey of vision. Do not give up because it is painful. The pain will soon turn around to profit.
No mother should give up on the baby. They feed and nurture it to maturity. Feed the vision. See it grow. The painful season will not be forever.
Imagine the pains of Jesus on the cross but the pains did not stop the vision of dying for the world and paying the price for our sin.
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.
Hebrews 12:2-3 NLT
Finally, if you are a Pastor or called to Ministry, you will endure the pain of raising spiritual babes also. You must not give up on them till Christ is formed in them.