Looking back, I realize if Renée and I had thought about it, I mean really dissected it, making a list of pros and cons, etc. we may have wondered, “How can we afford to raise three boys?” “Do we have any idea how to do it to begin with?” I am actually glad I did not think about it too much. After all, Proverbs 3:7 says, “Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.” If I had spent too much time analyzing it, I may have made a different decision. Sometimes we need to respond in faith, with our hearts not our heads. Truth is, I probably did not make enough money or have any skills to raise children, but the Bible says we need to walk by faith, not by sight, and having my boys is a decision I have never, for one moment, regretted.
Look, wisdom is important. Having a plan is important. When Jesus sent out the twelve apostles, He told them to, “…be as wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16; KJV). However, sometimes you simply have to trust God and believe. Respond in faith. If he had looked too closely, Noah surely would never have started building an ark. Moses would never have faced the pharaoh. Peter would certainly never have stepped out of that boat. God will, on occasion, put something on our hearts that doesn’t make much sense. Like, “Adam, have three children!” If it is of God, trust Him. Have faith. God does not call the prepared. He prepares the called. If God is asking something of you, He will provide all you need to accomplish the task.
Oh, and, “Happy birthday, Justin! I am as blessed today as I was in 1986, when God gave you to me!”
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