Mary had to trust God.
Joseph (before being visited by an angel) had decided that he would divorce her quietly, doing everything he could to not bring shame upon her and her family.
What if it had been an acceptable (government funded) option for Mary to simply decide it would be to hard on her and her family to carry and give birth to this baby?
How often when God asks something of us or we feel that He may be calling us to something do we look for an easy way out?
Luke 1:37,38 say, ” “For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”
Instead of “may it be done according to Your word” I can sometimes respond with “that seems difficult”, “won’t that be hard on me and my family” or “would God call me to do that”.
God doesn’t promise that living for Him will be easy, but He promises to be faithful. Through good times and bad, when things are going smoothly and when life is full of struggles.
Why do we give ourselves the chance to abort the dreams and plans that God has placed inside of us? Do we really think that our way will work better?