Before delivering a child, there is the labour stage. This stage is further divided into three phases;
The early labour phase – The time of the onset of labor until the cervix is dilated to 3 cm
The active labour phase – From 3 cm until the cervix is dilated to 7 cm
The transition phase – From 7 cm until the cervix is fully dilated to 10 cm.
Having done this three times with the last one just over 6 months ago, my memory of this is still very fresh lol.
The pain experienced during the first two phases is nothing compared to the one that occurs during the third phase – which is when you are about to hold your bundle of joy. I can remember vividly when i was delivering my first child, that it was at this stage i turned to my midwife with tears in my eyes and said “i won’t be able to do this. I don’t have any energy“. Her reply was “i know you can do this. You are almost at the end of this. The more the pain, the closer it is for you to have your baby“. To cut the long story short, i was able to deliver my baby.
Why am i writing this? Someone reading this is currently undergoing the transition stage of life. Things are beginning to look very difficult. It’s as though you do not have the strength to go on anymore. The darkness is so thick that you can’t even see through it. You are wondering why things have become so hard all of a sudden. You started that project and it seemed as if it was going well but now the challenge you are having is nothing compared to what you used to experience. And you are beginning to say like me “i won’t be able to do this. I don’t have any energy“. You’ve tried explaining to God the reason why the vision is too big for you to deliver. No money, no job, no husband, no wife, no kids, no house, nothing but God still wants you to deliver that vision and you are wondering how shall this be seeing i have no job? How shall this be seeing i have no one to link me up? How shall this be seeing i have no connection anywhere? How shall this be seeing i have a very bad past?
But God is saying “i know you can do this. You are almost at the end of this. The more the pain, the closer it is for you to deliver. You don’t need those things you just listed to deliver. All you need is me. I am here acting as your midwife. I am here to help you”. So it’s too late to give up now friend. You’ve come too far to throw in the towel. This is the final stage dear. Endure, grab the hand of Jesus and puushhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! You are about to deliver. The darkness is thicker when it’s about to dawn. Don’t give up friend. Don’t give up. Listen to Jesus telling you to pushhhhhhh!!!!