Following God is…
How would you fill in that blank?
- An adventure or mundane
- Joy-filled or hard
- Continual fellowship or lonely
Well, if I were answering, I would give you a resounding–all of the above.
Anything worth doing is costly. There are days you feel on top of the world and days you want to give up. There are days where you feel invincible and days where you feel the slightest breeze could blow you into oblivion. One is not wrong and the other right. This is the nature of the human experience.
Katie tells some amazing testimonies in the chapter of lives changed through adoption, children being healed, and families being loved. What I so appreciated though was her honesty about the life she was called to and even the nature of adoption.
From Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis and Beth Clark
She’s not being schizophrenic. I can testify through our family’s own experiences with adoption that this is true. It can be exciting and it can be boring. It can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly challenging. It can spiritually enlightening and it can be spiritually draining.
That’s true with being married, having a family, owning a business, pastoring a church, being a missionary, or anything else.
We were each created to express His glory and light in every situation we find ourselves in (both good or bad). There are elements of His heart and character in every step we make in obedience to His word as we live out faith.
Don’t back down from what God puts on your heart because it won’t all be “joy and glory.” The end is guaranteed and He promises to be there every step of the way with peace and life.
I know some things God has put on my heart appear impossible, and you may be in the same boat. But He’s never asked you or me to carry it alone. Jesus is yoked with us and He will surround us with people who will astonish you in their ability to carry His vision and covenant with you.
What do you feel God is leading you into? Have you resisted or are you ready to go? Why is that?
This is part of our book club discussion on Week 6 of Kisses from Katie (disclosure) by Katie J. Davis and Beth Clark. We are taking a sentence, paragraph, or passage that inspires, encourages, or challenges and writing about it. If you have a response on your blog, add it in the link widget below and be sure to check out the other entries. Also head over to my friend and co-facilitator, Sarah Salter’s blog for another great take. Whether you’ve read the selection or not, please share your thoughts! We always appreciate a vibrant conversation.