23 Apr Truths to Cling to this National Infertility Awareness Week
It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, which is a week to bring awareness and attention to the 1 in 6 couples that go through infertility. There will be a lot of messages communicated this week but, I think it’s important as believers to understand that we are set apart from the rest of the world. Which is why what we share this week shouldn’t focus on worldly thoughts or ideas, but instead it should focus on the hope from God’s Word!
So my encouragement to you this National Infertility Awareness Week:
Infertility might be what you are going through but it 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.” Instead, 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.
Just like infertility shouldn’t be your identity, motherhood should never be your idol. You will begin to experience the peace and joy Christ has available for you as soon as you renew your mind with this truth.
The desire for children is holy but it was never meant to be pursed more than the one who put the desire there.
The curse of infertility has been broken by the blood of Jesus.
God’s heart for you is fruitfulness and fertileness, multiplication and family.
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.
Although you didn’t want your life to look this way, if you seek the Father more than a baby this journey to motherhood can be one of the most beautiful seasons of your life.
The only way you will find true contentment on your journey 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’s Word has the final say, not the doctors, your prior experiences, google or anyone or anything 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.
God wants to fulfill the desire He has put in your heart. He wants to make you a joyful mother of children.
You weren’t meant to go through infertility alone. God created you for community. Joining a faith-based infertility community, like Moms in the Making will help you to stay encouraged and run the race with perseverance and expectancy.
I have no doubts the list could go on and on. What would you add to it?
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.
In addition, several years ago I did an episode on A Cup Full of Hope podcast 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.