As I was driving to Modesto on Sunday evening for a week of training for real estate, I saw a giant bill board that said “Overcome Infertility” with a picture of a beautiful baby on it. Right away I was struck by their definition of overcoming infertility. The fertility specialist was obviously advertising that you overcome infertility by giving birth to a child.
I have to respectfully disagree. The billboard made me sad for the thousands of drivers that pass by with the infertility diagnosis. As though, the only way to overcome it is to give birth to a baby.
Webster defines “overcome” as “to get the better of”.
After 11 years, I still have the diagnosis of “infertile”, and yet, I am here to tell you that I have overcome infertility. My diagnosis has not gotten the better of me. It has not defeated me. I overcame infertility without ever giving birth to a baby.
That billboard made me so mad because it can make women feel defeated if they are infertile and give get message that once they have a baby, they are overcomers. Stupid!
NEVER let your diagnosis define you. NEVER let your hard circumstance define you. Never let your trial rob you of your joy. We are more than conquerers and victorious no matter what we are walking through.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
Jesus has called us. He has saved us. He has healed us. He has comforted us. He sees the big picture and He can be trusted. Even if you are in the midst of something horrible, He is at work. He sees you, He weeps with you, He comforts you, and He strengthens you. Your current situation does not define you. Don’t wait for it to turn around to be who God has created you to be, an overcomer!