18 Apr National Infertility Awareness Week – What I Want You to Know
Today kicks off National Infertility Awareness Week, which as stated in the name is a week to bring awareness to infertility. The theme for this year is “What I Want You to Know.”
What I Want You to Know
I want to do something a little different for National infertility Awareness Week. While I can share all the facts on infertility with you and talk about how hard it is, I am not sure that would actually produce any fruit. Instead, I want you to know that the truth is: the Word has authority over any statistics and facts. As a reminder there is a big difference between the “truth” and “facts.” The truth is what God’s Word says; the facts are what your circumstances say.
What I want you to know is this:
Infertility is not who you are. It’s not a label you should ever live by or declare over yourself. Jesus paid way too high of a price for you to be bound to a diagnosis of infertility or a label of “infertile.”
You are a daughter (or son) of the King. This is your identity. Everything about your future, including how you see yourself and your situation, should be filtered through this truth.
Infertility doesn’t have to rule you, ruin you or consume you. It doesn’t have to be all you think about, talk about or all you care about. It doesn’t have to ruin your marriage, end all your friendships or leave you hopeless.
Just like infertility shouldn’t be your identity, motherhood should never be your idol. But as long as it continues to be, you will be miserable.
Although you didn’t want your life to look this way, this journey to motherhood can be one of the most beautiful seasons of your life, if you choose to seek the Father, more than a baby.
God wants to be for you what no baby ever can.
The only way you will find true contentment is when you surrender your journey all to the Lord and rest in His promises
You don’t have to merely just survive, but you, and your marriage, can thrive throughout the journey to expanding your family.
Infertility is not from God. God is not punishing you. He didn’t give you this diagnosis of infertility. He didn’t cause your miscarriage either.
God has the final say, not the doctors or anyone else.
You don’t have to wait until there is a baby in your arms to live a life full of joy and peace, you can do so now.
As you grieve, God wants to comfort you.
A baby won’t heal you. Only Jesus can.
God wants to fulfill the desire He has put in your heart. He wants to make you a joyful mother of children.
This journey will be much easier for you when you decide to get connected to a hope-filled community.
So this year? What I want you to know for National Infertility Awareness Weeks is everything I just shared with you above. Not only that, but today on A Cup Full of Hope Podcast, I did a episode called “Be Fruitful and Multiply” which I hope you listen to! I share more of my heart in this episode as well as what the Bible says about infertility.
This might not be what you expected to read about Infertility Awareness Week, but I’ll be honest, sharing the truth is what matters most to me. It matters way more than all the statistics or politics around the topic.
If you are someone who is going through infertility, I hope you access all the joy and peace that can be found in Christ and make the choice to thrive through your current season. I also hope you don’t go another day without support from Christ-minded Believers, which is why I want to invite you to join Moms in the Making, if you haven’t already. We are posting truths on social media all week long that we hope you cling to. Please make sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram.