Adoptive Families Blog

Clarity of Mind and Spirit

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 11, 2012

Do you feel like you are straddling a fence and can’t get off? Does it seem as if the wood is digging into your backside and keeping you stuck in place? The state of inaction is really a decision; a choice not to act. It can be a bad place to be, when hopes and dreams are on the line. The fear of failure stops many people from taking a risk and following through with their plans.

In Colossians 3:2, we are reminded to “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” If you have experienced multiple heartaches on the journey to becoming a parent, it can become increasingly difficult to get up and try again. However, the blow is softened when we set our mind on God and His love for us.

He has a perfect and wonderful plan for each person. I’m sure you have heard that before, but it really is true. There is a big difference between disappointment at finding a closed door and feeling despondent. Letting the fear of failure keep you from moving forward will determine everything about your life.

Do you want to live a life victorious or a life heavy with defeat? What if there is a baby girl out there that is destined to be in your family and you choose to give up? The road to parenthood is bumpy for many couples. Some have babies with special needs. Some parents experience years of miscarriages and/or fertility issues. Still others, battle the long wait and stress of trying to adopt.

Do you have the ability to look beyond the shut doors? God wants to give you clarity of mind and a new sense of purpose. If He has put that desire on your heart, it will happen! Only God determines the timing.

Ask Him for the resources you require to fulfill the dreams of your heart. Tell Him specifically what you want and need. Replace fear and confusion with peace and a deeper sense of purpose.

Do your part. If that means signing the contract or calling the lawyer, then do it! If you still need to complete your profile, get it done. After you have completed what is expected, then turn your attention to living and enjoying life. The world does not need to stop while you are waiting. Take a vacation. Get a dog. Volunteer. Have a picnic. When the call comes (whenever it comes) you will be ready.

Topics: Adoption Tips, Faith, Infertility, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby