Who Provides For, Owns and Stewards an Adopted RAD Child? Part Two:

Ownership:

 Intro:

 This blog is for all foster and adoptive parents out there who need help navigating through the challenges of RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). Many adopted children have this disorder to some degree or another. The symptoms of RAD are very frustrating to all persons in the adoptive family including the RAD child. I have written MANY posts on the subject. Please have a look.

My last post was on provision (who is the provider) and is part one of a three part series. In all three posts I am discussing the difference between provision, ownership and stewardship in regards to adoption and RAD symptoms. Please look at my previous post. It will help you understand this post in greater depth.

Ownership is the topic for today’s discussion (part two). Next week I will move on to discuss stewardship (part three) and conclude by weaving all three posts together for a bigger picture.

 

Ownership Scriptures: (NIV)

  • Psalm 24:1 & 2 – The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it; the world and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.
  • I Chron. 29:10-13 – “Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and the earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
  • Haggai 2:8 – The silver is mine and the gold is mine, declares the Lord Almighty.

 

My Point:

 If God owns all things – then he owns us and our children. If God is the ruler over all then he rules over our families. If the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it (including all who live in it) then we fit that category too. If God is exalted as head over all then He is head over us. If God owns all the silver and gold then he owns our finances.

In a world that is increasingly becoming entitled and narcissistic – I am sure this discussion will not sit well. We like to think we are more important than we really are. Now don’t get me wrong – God puts great value on humans. More than anything on earth. But God must be up in heaven chuckling at us for our misplaced understanding of how we fit into existence. He knows He is in charge and owns everything. But we on the other hand don’t seem to have a clue and want things our own way.

 

Thoughts:

 What do you think would happen if we came into the correct alignment with God? If we would grasp the Sovereign Kingship of God being in charge of everything? What would our world look like?

 In Psalm 139 it talks about how incredibly we are created. It goes on to talk about the book God created about our life’s destiny. If we were to come into agreement with all that God says we are and what God says we are to do – then we would accomplish more in a life time. We would fulfill our sovereignly planned lives and find satisfaction in the things we put our hands to.

If God owns us then why not surrender to this thought and put the responsibility of our families – including our RAD children – on God. It would be wonderfully restful instead of stressful because the burden of success or failure is on His shoulders.

 

Conclusion:

If we combine my last post with this post – we can safely conclude that God will provide all that our RAD child needs and He owns all of our lives. Therefore,  the results rests fully on His strong and very broad shoulders. He creatively connected us to our adopted child and He knows the answers to all the adoption and RAD difficulties.

Well, this concludes part two of this series. Next week I’m going to talk about stewardship and wrap this series up. Please check back next week and have a look.

Leave a comment in the box below. I would love to hear from you! Until we talk again…

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