I am very sorry that I am not able to give credit to the adoptive family's blog that some of these thoughts were posted on. I had copied them because the feelings so strongly resonated within me, but somehow didn't put the family's name.
"Our lives are transformed when we STEP OUT IN FAITH! It's about the LORD rescuing US from a place of complacency and passiveness and ignorance.
Our family was rescued from a "safe faith", a faith that is too fearful to step out into the unknown We were rescued from the life of never knowing the joy of adoption.
Had He not given us the courage to step out, we would have never seen HOW BIG GOD TRULY IS! Nor would we have ever had the HUGE BLESSING of being called our children's parents."
Francis Chan says.....
"...it's about realizing what "We've been rescued from" and WHO has rescued us!
By the Grace of GOD we've been adopted into HIS Family. It's about us being so moved in gratefulness of this powerful truth, that your heart is practically just going to explode with a fierce thankfulness and desire to obey HIS commandments and to pour out His love!
So, no....it's not about us rescuing anyone. Yeah, its us who were absolutely rescued!! What a gift!"
and the conclusion of this post is best stated by my very dear friend, Susanna:
"The paramount goal is not and can not be the adoption of our child. Our surpassing desire must be for the name of Christ to be lifted up, so that many can see a vivid picture of who HE really is and what HE can do!"
(to this we say a heartfelt AMEN!!!)
God may or may not be calling you to adopt, but is He asking you to "step out from a safe faith" in another area?