Realignments and Assignments


My son now has his permit to drive. This is new for us.  I have to admit it’s a little unnerving at times to be in the passenger’s seat. It’s difficult to have no breaks, no steering, and yes you guessed it, no control. I know I’ve raised my voice and slammed on air breaks a few times when riding with him.

With that said, this is definitely a transitional season at the Douthits. I’m adjusting to so many significant changes right now, and things honestly feel a bit out of control at times. Lately I’ve noticed transitions being a theme with many in the body of Christ:  moving into new towns, states, jobs, and higher levels of anointing, selling and buying homes, even starting new businesses or ministries.

When I think of transitioning, I think of a woman giving birth. The transition phase is the most intense, and there’s often a premature urge to push the baby out.

Over the past year, I’ve had several dreams of pregnancy. Either I was full term, newly pregnant, or in the delivery phase. Before you get too excited, I can PROMISE you I am NOT, nor will I be, pregnant again in the natural.  I do believe, however, God is saying I’m birthing things in the Spirit, as are many in the body of Christ.

It’s difficult.  Some days it’s painful.  There’s an extreme urge to push, perhaps prematurely. There are fears that something could go wrong in this process.  With all of that, there’s an overwhelming joy and anticipation for what’s to come.

Maybe you can relate.  Maybe you know you are being repositioned and realigned to birth something, to carry out a new assignment.  Trust.  Even when you can’t see the entire outcome.  Trust and follow the Holy Spirit every single step of the way.  Our minds can’t conceive what God has for us on the other side of this difficult transition.  It’s going to be the birth of something more beautiful than we could ever have imagined.

Oh yeah, did you know women delivering sometimes shake uncontrollably in the transition phase? There’s a trembling right now in the Spirit.  We are on the verge of being rightly aligned and positioned to push.  It’s going to be so worth the pain, the pressing in, and the determination to press onward.  It will be so beautiful, and honestly the pain will be forgotten almost immediately as joy takes over.

“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”  John 16:21

The past year has been intense with so many being repositioned and aligned rightly for a smooth and successful delivery.

Hang in there.  Breathe.  Rest in Him.

Don’t push too soon. Let God hold you. Let Him position and align.  Don’t get ahead of Him. Let Him coach you through step by step.

Let HIM deliver this baby.

Let Him bring to pass the promise in your life.  God does not un-promise His promises.

“Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.“Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.  ~Isaiah 66:9

If He said it, HE will do it!! 

Stay hidden in Him.  LET Him do it.

If you will trust Him, you WILL deliver and carry out the promises of God for your life.

10 thoughts on “Realignments and Assignments

  1. Cindy M says:

    Hey Girl: I just happened to go back and read this this morning in my alone time. Just realized how even more prophetic this is persobally as a woman and a lover of the Spirit that God has placed in me. Upon just finding out my transition of menopause is in full swing, at the same time feeling like HE is readying me for something . When darkness abides at these hormonal times it’s like going thru mental labor pains. Thank you for reminding me to “just breathe and press on” and be ready for a birthing of something great!
    Love and miss!!

    Ps : All prayers welcomed😀🙏🏼

  2. Lea Mikosz says:

    I miss you Rivera! Thank you for this beautiful reminder to not get ahead of God. I love this! The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps. I too am transitioning in a prayer ministry. Please pray for me to learn staff net an be able to retrieve responses that are needed. I am still waiting for total access. They said yes…but it is delayed. I love to pray and this is truly a blessing to be serving in this ministry.

  3. Pamela Healy Nogueira says:

    Oh, Girl! How timely!!! This really spoke to me. My life right now is very different than it was. The kids are both back in school. I’m not homeschooling (and I miss it!). I’m not a dance coach anymore, but now I’m in a behind-the-scenes role on the prayer team. I keep hearing me say, “Oooh! I want to be a substitute teacher!” and “Oooh! I need to figure out what I’m going to do when I grow up (for the second time)!” But, I also hear God telling me to slow down. Don’t rush. Wait for instructions. Thanks for your always wise insight! Oh, and I know what you mean about having a son with a permit!!! 😉

    1. Rivera Douthit says:

      Pamela, I think it’s awesome that you’re doing prayer team. Keep at it girl! You’re a bright spot. Keep trusting and acknowledging Him. He WILL direct your path. Next steps are sure with the Lord by your side. 🤗 Thank you for encouraging as always! 💕

  4. Cindy Malone says:

    Love this! You hit spot on again!! Feeling this way SO much and couldn’t quite put it into this explanation. Miss y’all bunches!!!XXOO.


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