During my 13th week, I attended a conference “Chinese Congress on NA & EU Campus Evangelization”. God teaches me a precious lesson when I talked with another pregnant sister. I realized that it is so easy to focus on myself and the baby when pregnant. I would wonder a lot of things and want to make sure I do it right. Or I would over emphasize my discomfort and give myself excuses to take a lot of rests. When focusing on what we care a lot but it is not God, it does not become any better or it could go even worse. The only way to be fulfilled is living a life with God as the center—being close to Him and loving people. Even I start to experience a huge change in my body and my life, it is not the time to focus on the change but it should be the time I rely on God even more! Keep the quite time with Him, keep serving Him, and keep serving people. It is so easy to think that I should take more rests now so I can stop many works.
God also teaches me through the women Bible study I attend. When we studied 1 Peter, one of the main topics is to endure suffering. Although women need to go through all the discomfort during pregnancy and labor, it is a great blessing to strengthen my faith and to refine my characters to be more like Jesus. Also, it is an amazing experience to know a life is developing in me which men can’t experience! So I treasure this process and let God be the focus!