Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fear, excuses and finding peace

Stole this from Amy's blog
I love this... I hear these "excuses" a lot, I used some of these excuses myself. 
I've had my share of excuses in the past....

Too busy
Not enough money
Not enough time
Too young
Too old
Can't afford it
Already have 4 children
Not sure if it's God's will
Not sure
Can't afford it
What will others say?
What will others think?
People will think we are crazy
What if they are right?
Can't afford it.
What if it's hard on our other kids?
It's not the right time
Not sure if I would be good at it.
House is too small.
Can't afford it.
Not sure if I want to start all over again.
What would we drive?
What if it's to much work?
What if it's too hard?
Can't afford it.
Yet for every excuse God has the answer-


It's all about Him- period.

He must increase,
but I must decrease.
John 3:30

We limit God with our excuses.
We limit God with our fears.
We limit God by putting Him inside a box-
A box we have designed on our own.

But by doing this we are actually robbing ourselves-
robbing ourselves of the blessings.
Robbing ourselves of true joy
Robbing ourselves of truly living.

Because you see when we take 'us' out of the picture
Our worries,
Our fears,
Our excuses,
And we put God in the center of our lives
The possibilities are endless.

He has the way...
He IS the way...
And all you have to do is
stop making excuses and take that first step.
Stop listening to the world.
Stop being afraid of the what ifs-
And listen to the one who knows.
The one who has the answers.
The one who really matters.
The truth is
we don't have to be perfect
because He is.
We don't have to have all of the answers
because He already does.
We don't have to know how
because He will show us.
Each day you wait
is a day that they wait too...

The cost of your excuse is a lot higher than the cost of an adoption
because look at what it's costing them.

Stop making excuses.
They are waiting
And so is He...
To show you the way.
I would add that trusting is a LOT easier to say than it is to do.  Every day I look at the cute pictures on my fridge and think... "Ok, Lord, HOW is it that we will afford this?" 
I get attacked by numbers in my head... and I don't DO numbers well to begin with! But SOMEHOW there is still peace in there... mixed together with all those numbers scrolling around like one of those national debt clocks... there is peace. The ONLY thing I know is that I pray for peace, I receive peace. I have prayed for the funds, and so far... we have had what we need when we need it (and not BEFORE we need it... because Jesus must think I do EVERYTHING at the last possible minute and therefore I speak that language...).

If you feel that tug in your heart to adopt...DO something. Love IS a verb after all... DO love.

1 comment:

  1. I think the money part is one of the scariest parts of adoption. When it comes down to it that is what will make or break it, ya know? We still have to figure out how to pay for our travel and such...ugh! Just keep praying I guess. :) :)


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