From Doubt To Miracles: Our Journey to Conceiving Against the Odds

by Kgaogelo Mercy Mnisi

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I was told to forget about ever conceiving naturally; but GOD

My husband and I got married towards the end of 2018, and we both decided we did not want to have children immediately. A few months into the marriage, we were having second thoughts – LOL. So we started trying, but with not much pressure. However, when a full 2 years passed without a baby or a baby on the way, we started getting really worried. We prayed, trusted God, and realized that we would need to start visiting doctors too, which we did. To cut a long story short, the last visit we had with a Gynaecologist, we were told that we needed to save a lot of money. When we were ready, we should make an appointment with a fertility specialist to start with the IVF process. In my little corner, I trusted God would come through supernaturally for us. Yet, we saved the money and started listening to other people’s testimonies of how successful their IVF journeys were – deep down though, I knew I wanted God to defy all odds. I was hungry for a testimony.

I will never forget the day when a certain Mother Pastor, who was one of my prayer partners and had actually initiated that we have a whole week of fasting and praying for this miracle, called me and advised that IVF is not such a bad thing and that I should consider it. Yes, of course, she was right – it was a beautiful thing which worked for others, and they had great testimonies. But I knew what I wanted; I wanted to pray, have faith until God opened up, and I testified about His power and faithfulness. When she told me to consider IVF, I felt betrayed. I felt I was all alone and at some point thought, “maybe I am too hard-headed,” but I still wanted what I wanted. I would fill myself with a lot of positive thoughts. I actually wanted twins. My sister bought me 2 vests, and my husband and I (after listening to another encouraging sermon) went and bought a maternity dress. Those items were always in a little plastic by my prayer corner, and I always declared that I will have a baby/babies and trusted God, no matter what. Early in 2021, we got in contact with a certain pastor whose preaching we had listened to at the previous year’s Easter Convention. He would pray with us from time to time. We continued praying and trusting God.

Writing this today, I am a mother of a very beautiful daughter whom I conceived naturally. I am still trusting God for my twins. I visited the doctor a few weeks ago. Let us just say the visit was not so pleasant, but guess what? Guess who? GOD! Watch the space for a testimony about twins. He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).

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by Kgaogelo Mercy Mnisi

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This Daily Devotional was published with the aim of sharing God’s love, grace, peace and joy, which are available to us on a daily basis. The Word of God says, “His mercies are new every morning,” so amidst our busy lives, may we take a moment, each and every day, to read a Scripture and appreciate His goodness and His Word, which is a lamp unto our feet and a light for our path. May God richly bless you as you go through the pages of this book.

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Swivel is a Digital AND INTERACTIVE Magazine dedicated to igniting hope, inspiring strength and creativity, a helping hand, and bridging the gap between one another.

Life is a series of moments that we can pivot, shape, and transform. Embrace the stories, express yourself, laugh a little more, try that “new life hack” … but, most of all, know that we are all in this rollercoaster called “life” together. Swivel. Let’s pivot together.

 

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