About a year ago, God put a desire on my heart to foster local kiddos who were otherwise living in shelters. I had recently bought a house and there was an extra bed with no one sleeping in it. I felt like I had to do more.
At this time in my life, fostering just wasn’t going to work, so I began providing respite care instead. I loved getting to pour into these little lives that were once so bleak and now had so much hope. Just like our lives before Christ – now we have hope.
The desire to foster/adopt has never left my heart, but instead I have realized God’s timing is much better and bigger than my own. So until the day I get to bring home a baby that looks nothing like me, until then, I will prepare. When God tells us to “hold on” he doesn’t tell us to sit ideally by, he calls us to prepare. So, prepare I will.
This weekend I am attending a conference on fostering/adoption. Surrounding myself with people who have walked this path or just starting out. Learning more on how to adequately prepare for that day.
Preparation isn't easy and much of the time with preparation comes waiting, waiting for Gods timing and plan to play out.
What has God called you to prepare for?
Are you single and wondering WHEN mister right will ever come along?
Are wishing and waiting to be pregnant? Maybe you are in the process of adoption, waiting for paperwork and deadlines to come and go so you can see your baby.
Are you waiting for the perfect job?
Whatever you are waiting for – wait with a happy heart and prepare for that moment when God blesses you for all your patience.