1 Kings 3:26, "Then the woman whose son was living spoke to the king, for she yearned with compassion for her son; and she said, "O my Lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him!" But the other said, "Let him be neither mine nor yours, but divide him."
King Solomon's first spiritual assignment came soon after he asked God for wisdom and knowledge. Two harlots had birthed children and one of the women laid on her son while she slept and the child died. She switched the babies in the middle of the night and the woman whose child was living woke up to nurse her baby and after examining the child she noticed he wasn't hers. King Solomon was faced with the difficult task of determining who the biological mother of the child was.
Similar, to King Solomon and the two women in this story, there will come a time in our lives where our enemies will make us question our "baby" which is our destiny. The Bible says, the real mother examined the baby she birthed, she didn't focus on the baby being lifeless. When God places us in difficult situations and trying times, we can't focus on if our baby is lifeless, we have to examine the situation spiritually, not physically. Only you know what God has birthed in you and no matter how others may try to take credit for your baby, it's yours and God will not allow your enemies to abort it! The real mother of the living baby stay calmed under pressure and didn't go toe to toe with her enemy, she remained firm , held on to what she knew to be true, and she spoke directly to the King-not her adversary. The real mother used wisdom and stood on the word of God-if God be for you, who can be against you! And she stood still and saw the salvation of the King. When we are going through and our baby's life is on the line, we have to walk in our integrity and don't disservice our enemies by playing into their games and foolishness! The Bible says, the real mother out of compassion for her baby was willing to give it to the other woman out of her love for her baby to live in spite of the circumstances. When God has birthed purpose into you, you have to be the bigger woman or man and allow the King's will to be done in spite of what it may look like in the natural to you. The King will honor your "baby" and ensure it remains in your care. According to the Word of God, King Solomon recognized the REAL from the FAKE, and He immediately returned the real mother's baby back to her care. When God has taken you through the fire and is assured you are REAL about going forward even if He leaves you EMPTY HANDED, He will present you with what is rightfully yours! All things work together for the good of them who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose!