***Today’s post is a little different than the other ones in my 31 Days of Writing series. Today I’m linking up to the podcast series A Call to Courage: Messy Attempts at Courageous Faith hosted by my friend Stephanie. This series highlights ordinary women telling their courageous stories of faith. His glory is always revealed when we step out of our comfort zone and follow where He leads. It’s always been my prayer that through our story His glory will shine bright. ***
The most courageous thing I’ve done?
Saying yes when God said adopt.
I said yes despite the thousands of questions swirling through my mind.
I said yes although my bank account said we couldn’t afford adoption.
I was excited and scared and hopeful and hesitant.
I took a big leap of faith.
It’s the bravest thing I’ve ever done.
I had no idea how we’d come up with the money, or where God would lead us, or how long it would take to bring our baby home.
God simply asked me to trust Him.
Deep in my spirit I heard Him whisper: Are you going to step out in faith and follow me? If you do, you’re in for the ride of a lifetime.
Annie F. Downs, in her book Let’s All Be Brave, writes When God tells you to be brave, he will make it work. It won’t be perfect. It won’t be easy. But it will be your story and your best story.
Adoption wasn’t easy.
It’s a long, hard, road.
People didn’t agree with us.
We lost friends.
We took a detour.
We ended up exactly where God wanted us.
Jackson is my best story.
****Today, the podcast I recorded with Stephanie back in May is finally LIVE! I’m honored to share our story on A Call to Courage: Messy Attempts at Courageous Faith. I’d love for you to join me there! ****