Luke 2:19, “But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.”
Mary was pregnant with purpose at a time where it was unacceptable for a woman who was unmarried to have a baby. Mary was faced with public scrutiny, shame, being sent away from the only home she knew and having to explain how she as a virgin became impregnated with a purpose larger than humanity. Often times, God impregnates us with purpose and we run and tell it without seeking counsel from God and instructions from those who are wise. Because Mary saved herself for the One who would come and save us, God sent her an earthly man of order-Joseph who "manned up" and protected her purpose. The Bible says in verse 17 that the people made haste to see the “Child” and they had already been advised of what the Child would be, what His name was, and His purpose. When God impregnates us with purpose, we have to be mindful of understanding that folks recognize our power, gifts, and abilities before we understand them and learn how to utilize them. We can’t allow folks to name our purpose and define how we are to operate within them. Verse 19 states, “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Meaning, we have to be wise and hold and fold accordingly. Everybody ain’t gonna want to see you go to your next level and you have to protect and recognize the power in hiding your “purpose” from outsiders and those who mean you no good. Hold your purpose in your heart and allow God to cultivate it and equip you for the time of your delivery.