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"Adopting one child won't change the world; but for that child, the world will change."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Words of Encouragement

A very old and faithful friend of mine sent me the following message this week about adoption. It was advice that was passed on to her when she shared her own desire to adopt with another one if her friends. I found this very meaningful and encouraging!

If it's a real desire and in His will, then it won't go away.

It may be that God is preparing you now for something later.

It may be that God is preparing you for service/outreach/ministry or even a career in that field rather than personal adoption.

Adoption is always born in the heart of the mother so don't be upset when dad is slow to follow.

God will speak this desire to your husband in a different way then He did to you because you are made differently so be patient and prayerful in that.

Look carefully at all the angles of your perspective on adoption because He may be trying to show you something you haven't seen yet.