Monday, August 1, 2011

Letting God write our stories

Here is a story.

A story that could only have been written by God.

I think my adoption story is pretty amazing.

This adoption story is incredible because it demonstrates the beauty of waiting on God and the provision that could only come from God. 

What I love most is not just the miracle that God provided in raising funds to bring a child home to a family, but rather the timing. This gal waited on God, set aside her own desires, gave to other adoption funds and when they felt God saying 'yes, it's time' they moved forward with their dreams.

And God did a miracle. He moved mountains. But only because they were faithful. They were obedient. They trusted the future of their family to One who could do more than they could ever ask or imagine.

How often do we move forward with our wants and desires without even asking God what he has in store for us? Are we in the habit of waiting on God to give us the 'go ahead'? Are we asking God about the future of our families? Are we asking Him to direct it through biological children or adopted children or foster children or whatever children He brings into our lives? Have we truly asked God to direct each of our steps so that it's not us pursuing what we want and instead letting God write our story...direct our timeline...build our families?

I believe God wants to bless us. And often times He will give us the desires of our heart. But what if our desires are not His perfect plan? What if we went ahead with our plan and missed out on God's best?

I believe this story is a beautiful example of God's best.

You can read the entire story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a good reminder...so wanting the Lord to write our story...Mir