Sometimes we have to go through a period of confinement. A time of feeling like everything is being shaken up, yet nothing is settling. You find yourself up at night staring at the ceiling or feeling as if you’re alone. A time you feel stuck and not moving.
I’ve been there, asking myself hard questions. Am I the one holding me up? Am I fearing what’s next? Am I secretly hindering my own progression? Is it me? When will things change?
So, I cry out to God. “Father, will this end?”
Him replying, “Yes daughter, but this is your period of confinement.”
“But God, why do I need to be confined?”
His reply, “Because I’m making you ready.”
“Okay God, but why confinement?”
His reply, “To keep folk from taking credit for getting you there.”
I reply, “My bad God, I’m in your business.”
Let me help somebody today. You aren’t being overlooked, you’re being confined. Sounds crazy, but did you know one definition for confinement is the condition of being in childbirth? Baby, this blessed me and it made sense. See, you have to limit access because everybody can’t be in the delivery room and since you can’t make the hard decisions, God will.
Therefore, He’ll snatch us from people who’ll want to take credit for what you’ve struggled to birth. You’ll be in labor and they’ll be the one screaming. You carried and birthed what they’ll try to name. You haven’t even given them permission and they’ve already posted pictures on social media.
This is why God will take you from the grip of “mentors” who’ll gloat over being the reason you pushed. God will sever ties with those ‘spiritual mothers/fathers’ who desire to be on the birth certificate and they didn’t have anything to do with it. And since you don’t have the strength to cut them off, He’ll do it.
Yes, it hurts. Yes, it seems lonely. Yes, it may be a long process, but let God be God. Trust Him with you because you’ve tried everything and everybody else. And if nothing else, know this … You’re being prepared, not passed over. Stay the course beloved. Stay the course.