Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nothing can get in the way...

"Job answered God: 'I'm convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and noone can upset your plans.'" Job 42:1

Though I know on my last blog post I wanted to continue talking about you "burden bearers" out there...those of you that have friends or family that have dealt with infertility, adoption loss, miscarriage, loss of a child...However, right now something different is on my heart.

I have really struggled in past couple of weeks in resting in God's plan. You see, I'm kind of a text book perfectionist...which leads me thinking I can control things...which leads me to falsely believing (in a few recent situations) that my actions (or lack there of) will determine if we get "chosen" by a birth family. Take for example our adoption profile book and video...I had sleepless nights about these projects...stressed out...worried that they were not going to be "good enough"...actually believing that if we had a sub par profile book we would be overlooked by potential birthparents. Thankfully, God used His Word, my sweet husband, and the phone call of a friend to remind me that Nothing can stand in the way of God bringing this sweet child into our home...not a typo on the first page of our profile book (which I found two days after the order was placed)...or having what I thought were "too many" pictures in our video (a conclusion I came to a week after the video had been created and rendered)...or our caseworker being a few days behind on getting our homestudy finalized (we were supposed to be approved Monday, but now it's looking more like tomorrow or the beginning of next week)...none of these things are going to upset God's ultimate plan for our family!

So, maybe you are like me...things do not go as "planned" or things may be getting in the way of "your timing"...just remember that there is not one single outside obstacle that can get in the way of God accomplishing His perfect will for our lives!

Typo or not, He is going to bring the right child into our home in His perfect time...and nothing is going to get in the way of that as long as our eyes stay focused on Him.


  1. YES HE IS! I pray for her see these perspective parents and immediately know that you are the ones she has picked for her child.

    Remember that God is the ONLY STRONGHOLD! Negative strongholds are NOT AS POWERFUL AS OUR GOD. (I am 57 and just this year have learned this valuable lesson)

    Love you both.

  2. Very true! Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Hang in there!

  3. Amen! Great thoughts in this post. God ALREADY knows what child/ren He is going to bless you with, so He will make it happen! We want to believe it is us and all the hard work we put into it, but nope, it's Him. And He is good!


  4. And if our God is for us, then what can stand against? Every time I hear that or we sing that line in church, it reminds me that nothing can change the good work the Lord has started in our family through adoption. very thankful for your encouragement today!

  5. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kinds words. I read through your blog and stand amazed at your grace & faith in God over the last two years. I can relate tremendously to this...we have been in this "kid" journey for over two years. But I have learned that with GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!! Keep in touch...I would love to get to know you better :)

  6. Jill,

    I am both taught and encouraged by you! Many things, but gratefulness being just one of them. I just read through all your recent posts. I can truly see the work the Lord has been doing in you by reading the words that are flowing from your heart and it's amazing! Such grace and wisdom He has given you.

    I am SO EXCITED about meeting your little one! Honestly, more excited than I've ever been about meeting anyone else's little one - I feel like I'm waiting on a surprise that is doubled b.c the timing of the surprise is a surprise as well. I know that is no comparison to how you are feeling after this journey that you've been through, but I really am just excited for y'all!