Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Raising Your Children With No Regrets

   For weeks now, ok months, I have been questioning Why? Why did God finally let me get pregnant again after going through all the foster classes to adopt? Why did God ask me to raise a child with RAD? Why did he give me two more little ones after that totalling 3 younger than her? Why, why, why? Why would he ask me to help my child through healing and attaching at the same time as raising 3 younger ones? Does he not know there's only so much of me? Only so much I can take?

   At different times in my life I was praying for something or questioning God on different things, and God has answered me by basically smacking me up side the head. I don't get little, subtle hints. God knows me better than anyone else and he knows I just need to be smacked upside the head to get it.

   So the other day I started the book Raising Your Children With No Regrets by Catherine Hickem. I knew as soon as I started reading the introduction this was going to be a good one. It was going to give me many of those Ah ha moments. Then I got to the end of the introduction, the introduction, not even to the first chapter and there was a scripture that said,

   For everyone who has given much,
 much will be demanded; and from the one who has been
 entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48

   Followed by 2 questions:
      1. If God has trusted you with your children, what do you think it says about His opinion of you?

      2. If "much more" is asked of those who've been entrusted with much, what "much more" is God asking of you as a mother?

   There it was Smack right upside the head.

   Quit asking, just do it, just except it. He obviously trusted you. God thought you could handle a child with RAD, teenage boys, and babies all at the same time. I guess I should start having more faith in myself.


1 comment:

  1. The "much more" God asks is obvious. Sometimes I just forget how much He entrusted to me. Thanks for sharing!