Living a life in obedience to God's will is something that Chris and I strive to do. Sometimes it's fun. Sometimes it's easy. And sometimes it's hard.
Has God ever told you no to something you wanted?
Has He ever told you no to something you felt you were led to do?
This is a hard post to write.
God has given us a very clear, definitive no recently.
A no to our plans to adopt.
We have prayed every single day since deciding to pursue adoption that His will would be done. Through prayer, He has made it very clear to us that this is not His plan for us anymore.
I don't know why. But I do know that we need to be obedient.
Perhaps the purpose was so that we could educate others on adoption. I have had the blessing of talking about adoption here, where thousands learned about the process, hundreds tweeted me about it and dozens of you wrote in, asking how you could start the process. I have loved every second of sharing what we have learned with you, and recommending adoption professionals that can help you in your journey.
Please know that this decision has nothing to do with anything other than an overwhelming feeling of direction from God, and our desire to do what He has planned for us. We will follow what we believe is his directive - even though it's hard. Because it is - it's very hard.
We are so thankful for the support from every one during our journey. You all have been so wonderful and encouraging. Thank you for the prayers, emails, tweets, comments and for sharing your stories with us.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.