Summary: God wants to manifest Himself beyond your situation today because he wants you to awake to your destiny!

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I thank God today is Mother’s Day. This is a day in this country where we honor Mother’s. God gave women the greatest gift is to become a mother. You may not be a mother in the physical sense, but you are a mother because you have the potential and carry the anointing of a MOTHER.

Eve was pronounced as the mother of all living. She was the one chosen to birth through her the lineage of the Messiah who would come to deliver. When her first child was born, she called him “Cain” because she birth a man into the earth. She didn’t see that one day he would be slaughtered by his brother, she saw that God had given her the greatest opportunity. She saw DESTINY! She remembered Genesis 3 where her seed would crush or destroy Satan.

Today women, in your MOTHERHOOD (that’s what I what to refer to it), we have children that everyone wants to give up on; and also we see visions and churches that many have forgotten – because of the nurturing nature that God has given us, we see the DESTINY that God wants to give us.

With all this in mind, we should all be rejoicing doing this Mother’s Day. It should be a joyful day for all mothers. But I am here to tell you today that all mothers aren’t rejoicing; all women can’t rejoice. Some are homeless, jobless, feeling of loneliness, in abusive situations, children are wayward or away from God, marriage getting ready to break up; anorexia, bulimia, nervous breakdowns, in prison in mind and physically, and friends or family has turned against you. But mother’s today, I want you to see DESTINY and not the situation.

Ladies, let me tell you something, in MOTHERHOOD there is precious pain, and precious promises to hold on to your destiny. If you can’t understand this vital principle then you will miss the greatest opportunity to see DESTINY in any situation.

Let’s turn to a familiar story of two sisters who I believe exemplified the heart of Motherhood.

John 11:1-4; 20-23

1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

How can God say things that don’t appear to be true? Mother, you can say this: how can God say that my children will be great and mighty in the earth realm and delivered even in their current state.

In the verse we just read, the sickness of Lazarus was for the Glory of God.

Glory in Greek is doxa which means praise, magnify or celebrate.

Mothers, today – what your children or your situation is today is for the Glory of God.

God wasn’t upset at Lazarus, but he had a divine purpose. God isn’t upset at your today ladies, because you haven’t made the right choices in motherhood or you are a bad mother.

Sometimes strange things happen to good mother’s children. You may have done everything right and still your child is in trouble and your marriage ends in divorce.

The one who you think should be chastened is not.

There is pain and pleasure in serving God and giving birth to destiny. You have to be strong to serve God. That is why God has made mothers with great strength. Today the enemy has tricked many men today to run away from home – but usually the mother stays.

There is going to come a harvest, but sometimes we live through pain. Let’s call it precious pain.

In childbirth, there is precious pain. But once the baby is birthed, then the pain is forgotten so quickly.

Women, you may have to cry while you have to tarry to see DESTINY – don’t hold on to the pain though – understand the pain to what it is – bring you to the place you need to be.

Being a child of God doesn’t excuse you from trials.

Weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

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Vinette Marcia Bradford

commented on Nov 13, 2013

I have been so blessed by this sermon. I don't know how long it has been posted but God spoke to me today through it. What an amazing God. Thank you Sister.

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