Saturday, July 24, 2010

Addicted....

When you first hear the word addicted, what do you think...what are your feelings? For me, I immediately have negative feelings. As I looked up definitions of addicted they all typically led to some kind of substance abuse and we all know there are millions of other types addictions. Here is one definition: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming...

So when someone asks me if I'm addicted to adopting...it really, really irritates me!! If addictions are typically a bad thing, are they implying that I have a problem with tending to the cry of the orphan & that I should get help for my problem?

For whatever reason this thought came to mind today...the thought of being 'addicted' to adopting & what that really means...does addiction always have to be a bad thing?
~Am I sold out to answer the CLEAR call of the Lord to care for the orphan...YES!
~Do I feel that every child deserves a forever family and am I willing to do whatever it takes to advocate...YES!
~Has raising awareness, advocating, adopting, encouraging & supporting adoption become habit forming...YES!!
~Am I affected by the devastating reality that there are over 153 million orphans in the world...Is it something that can keep me up at night weeping over...YES!
~Is the orphan situation something I pray about, talk about, & share about like non-stop...YES!!! (just ask my friends ;)

Hmmm, so I guess in light of my little revelation...I must be completely sold-out, 100% addicted to adoption & the care of children without a voice! I am completely engrossed with my one and only Savior, Jesus Christ...the Savior who has boldly and clearly called our family to not only adoption but to raising awareness. Sorry my friends...but I'm addicted...addicted to obediently following my God!

7 comments:

Michal said...

My first definition was that an addiction is something that you can't give up without a hard fight. There could be a lot worse things to be addicted to than adoption...and to see your family growing as God has called you to grow brings a smile to my soul. Here's to being a family "addicted."

Christel, Jerry, Alex and Anthony said...

Awesome post!!! i agree!!! I am too! You have a beautiful Family! I can't wait to see you get that new little guy! He is so cute!

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I will add you guys to my prayer list. I wish you could get the other little guy, too. that is so sad... ugh. I am going to pray for your fund raising too... it feel like such a big job! Its a little overwhelming to me... we never needed to fund raise before... So we are having an estate sale, and whatever God sells from our house full of stuff is fine! :) Can't wait to see that red line at the TOP!!!!!!

God bless you guys!!

Rebekah said...

Well said! Praise the Lord for your zeal and commitment to Him and His Word!

Ya know, I guess when the true Believer follows Christ and turns his or her back to the world and the things it has to offer, it looks radical to others.

Unfortunately, there is not enough of that even in our churches. :-(

Praying for you guys!

Holly said...

:) Love your perspective!!
God will supply your need, and mine and all the others who are walking by faith! I love seeing the body of Christ come together to make adoption possible.

trina said...

Amen, Sista! Love ya! trina

Nicole said...

LOVE THIS POST!

:-)
-Nicole
www.bakerssweets.blogspot.com

The Straight's said...

Great addiction to have!!