I feel like graduation is a lot like adoption.
You work so hard for four years (some maybe 2 years if you were like me and thought colleges didn't look at grades until junior year...) and then you get into this great college or choose a job, but you're kind of in this..now what? phase.
You know what I'm talking about, where you feel like you should be doing something more because you graduated you're in college or you have a job. It's like, okay I did all this work and...now what?!
I think that's kind of like adoption, you work super hard to get all that paperwork done, you get fingerprinted you have interviews, read books, fill out more paper work, ect, ect, ect (said like "The King and I ;) And then you ship off your dossier and THEN......
And you wait
And you wait
And you see what God has in store.
When we started our adoption, I prayed for God to use our wait time for something bigger than we ever thought He could.
He totally did
We'll be DTE one year on May 18th, and in just 1 year He showed
-open our eyes to special needs adoption
-widen our age parameters
-and then we found out about a little boy in West Africa who needed a family (in a country I didn't even know existed)
- Blew down mountains to show us that we can adopt two kids, at the same time from totally different countries.
Ok, so if you're in that now what stage I'm gonna tell you exactly what I tell my girls who are about to head off to college and are usually freaking out if not now, in about 6 weeks...
Be open and ready for God to use you in ways you never thought possible.
Be ready to change, change is good, change is necessary.
The "what if" stage can be totally scary, but totally amazing if you let it happen.
Let it happen and see how big God is.
"God will be in control forever." 1 Peter 5:11