Adoption RAD Victory

Adoption RAD Victory and Prayer

 Intro:

Hi all! I’m Laurie and I’m excited to share some things today! Before I get ahead of myself – I write this blog to encourage the foster and adoptive families out there who are living with difficult adoption and RAD issues. RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder. Please check out my previous posts on this subject.

My last post was about navigating through the summer while facing RAD symptoms every day – 24/7. You and your adopted RAD child will need a break from each another.. It’s OK to take a break.

Today I’m going to share some good news as it pertains to my two adopted RAD daughters. I have been praying in some very specific ways and I believe my husband and I are seeing some breakthroughs.

 

Prayer Breakthroughs:

         In previous posts I’ve explained my adopted daughters can’t attach because of their RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder). I’ve also written on the symptoms of RAD. (If you don’t know what RAD is please check out my previous posts) As a result of RAD, my oldest adopted daughter decided – at eighteen – she wasn’t a family member and went out on her own. She got into witchcraft, has been in jail and has spent time on the streets – homeless. She is now twenty-three years old.

Around two years ago I found a certain way of praying and started using this prayer procedure over my adopted RAD children. I prayed about everything I could think of for my children and waited to see if it was making any difference. Some time went by with no evidence but recently we are seeing some changes.

My husband and I got a chance to talk to our oldest adopted RAD daughter about a month ago and she shared some exciting news. She has counseled with a woman about her adoption issues and is dealing with them. This counselor is now having her speak to a group of adopted children in an effort to help these children deal with their issues. My daughter is also going to college this fall to take child psychology in order to help adopted children.

She was polite on the phone and sounded excited to have a direction in life. I could see she wanted to use her life for a bigger purpose of helping others instead of just revolving around herself. My husband and I were excited for her and are rejoicing to see her have a direction and purpose.

My youngest adopted daughter has RAD, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). She needed to be removed from our home because she was going to kill me. She is nineteen and has finished a type of job core. She is now in a group home with a group of girls with similar symptoms.

My husband and I have talked to our youngest adopted daughter on the phone many times over the years and the conversations haven’t gone well. Our daughter has been volatile, verbally abusive and very narcissistic to us. BUT, we are recently seeing a change in her too.

She has currently accepted counseling and she is the calmest we have ever seen her. I’m amazed because she has NEVER been able to speak to anyone respectfully. My husband and I are still talking about it. We’re rejoicing in the difference!

 

Conclusion:

         I just wanted to share the good news and encourage all of you – there’s hope! The prayers of a father and mother are listened to by Father God – so keep praying!!

Please leave a comment in the box below. Talk to you next week. Until then…

 

 

Adoption RAD and Summertime

RAD and Summertime

 Intro:

         I understand I have written many intros with the same content – but I have to take into consideration the new readers to this post…I am Laurie and I started this post to help foster and adoptive families who are navigating through the difficulties of RAD. RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder and it begins in the heart of an orphan when the mother gives them away and they are desperately hurt by her. Then the orphan vows to not bond to anyone in an effort to not get hurt again. This causes them to hold EVERYBODY at arm’s length and not truly bond to ANYBODY. I have many posts on the subject – please have a look.

My last post was the third post on the subject of three human lies. I encourage you to check them out. I believe every human believes one to all of the three lies.

Today we are going to look at RAD and summertime. We are coming to that time of year. Many times summer is difficult for all in the adoptive family because the adopted RAD child intends to create constant chaos in the home and punishes the adoptive mother. Summer is supposed to be a time of family fun but ends up being a plethora of chaos.

 

What is an Adoptive Mother To Do?

         First of all you are not to be punished for the choices the birth mother decided to make. Even if the reason the birth mother gave your child up for adoption was because she was dying – your adopted child doesn’t have the right to make you pay for the birth mom’s troubles. You possibly weren’t even in the picture when the birth mother was making her adoption decisions.

 

Practical Help Over the Summer:

Here are some practical things you can do to counteract the chaos an adopted RAD child can create all summer long.

  1. Investigate your surrounding area for a counselor who has had experience with RAD. Most of the counselors in our area didn’t have a clue what RAD was so our girls were able to snooker them. We wasted a nice chunk of money and time trying counselor after counselor to no avail. So, do your homework.
  2. Keep your child busy because the more time they are focused on other activities besides punishing you – the better. Wearing them out is beneficial for the both of you.
  3. If they are old enough – allow them to work part time. My husband and I liked our adopted children to have money because it was one of the resources of discipline we used to bring restitution for the things in my house my adopted children intentionally broke.
  4. Have friends over if your adopted child is capable of keeping friends. This is another distraction to keep your child from constantly punishing you.
  5. Plan for them to go to some kind of educational summer camp program. They need to be exposed to different venues to have a broader educational experience. It will be good for the both of you and will also give their siblings a much needed break.
  6. Sign your adopted RAD child up for some type of class or tutoring
  7. Let them sell cookies and lemonade in the front yard if it is safe
  8. Have a yard sale they can make cookies for and help run

 

Summertime Survival:

I know both of my adopted children were more content with activity. Summer is a long time of togetherness and if your child has RAD they want to make the atmosphere in the home as chaotic as possible. Moms -it OK and healthy to want a reprieve. God Himself doesn’t think you need to be constantly abused by their punishment. He also took a rest on the seventh day of creation.

 

Take some time for yourself:

  1. Plan regular girlfriend nights out.
  2. Take a weekend trip with a friend or spouse.
  3. Do regular date nights with your spouse
  4. Take a class on something that interests you
  5. Go for walks

Just don’t succumb to the meanness of RAD to the point of depression and exhaustion. Don’t relent to constant punishment. Stay healthy with your time and RAD exposure.

 

Conclusion:

     If you want some life coaching – I can help you. I can be reaches at Laurie@getrealliving.com Call and make an appointment with me. I would love to help. Please leave a comment in the box below. Until next week…

RAD, Adoption and Respite Care

 Respite Care:        

 Intro:

 Welcome back to my blog! I am deeply interested in helping any foster and adoptive family out there who have RAD adoptive children. RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder and it effects a large percentage of adoptees to one degree or another. Up to 60% plus of American adoptions and 70% plus of foreign adoptions are effected. I’ve written other posts on RAD. Please check them out.

I just finished a series of posts about the “RAD Orphans Psalm.” It had three parts and was about Psalm 10 vs. the symptoms of RAD. Have a look. I think you will find it interesting.

Today I am going to talk about foster and adoptive parents getting the respite care (rest) they need. RAD is an exhausting disorder. You (the parents) need to permit yourself the gift of rest now and then.

 

Getting Help:

          Parents are the leaders and foundation of the home. I don’t think anyone would argue this point. But, if you are exhausted and disconnected from other members of the family (example: spouse) because of weariness – you are not doing anyone a favor by not taking a break.

There are organizations that provide help if your child is tested and deemed eligible for respite services. These organization deal with special needs and will do an assessment to see if your child falls into a number of spectrums such as bipolar, autism, fetal alcoholism, or a combination of RAD and a special needs diagnosis. Start with a county computer search under respite care.

If this doesn’t work for you, maybe you could find a trusted church member, family member or friend that could give you and your spouse a break. They would need to be a person that understands the ins and outs of RAD and not be blindsided by the manipulations a RAD adoptive child displays.

 

REST:

          What a beautiful activity! According to Dr. Caroline Leaf – author of the book, “Who Turned Off My Brain” – the leading symptom of 90% of all diseases is stress. If you understand RAD at all – you understand that there is a huge amount of stress attached to living with a person who has Reactive Attachment Disorder. The challenges are continual and intense.

So, find a place or event for you and your spouse to go do together and make it happen. My husband and I would go to a little Inn not too far from home and walk the trails, take a nap and watch a movie . We would talk of future plans and dreams. We tried our best not bring up anything about home. It was our way of reconnecting and resting.

 

Dreaming Together:

 My husband and I dream together because it helps us shift our perspective about life to a larger vantage point than the one we were living in at the moment. RAD can be all consuming at times and dreaming about the future was about our relationship only. Our children will eventually move on into their lives –  which is healthy and supposed to happen. This was very therapeutic for me because I could grasp ahold of the perspectives of:

  1. This too will pass
  2. We are not stuck
  3. My husband and I have a future
  4. My children have a future

 

Conclusion:

Give you and your spouse a break. You both deserve to rest, and reconnection. Then dream together, have fun and sleep. It  will rejuvenate your body, your marriage and the next time you get away you can build from where you left off.

Find a dependable respite care giver who understands your situation. They will understand and will probably feel needed and productive. Everyone needs to feel their dreams are being fulfilled and a respite care giver probably has this very dream of their own.

Please leave a message in the box below. I would live to converse with you. See you next week…

The RAD Orphan Psalm – Part Three

The RAD Orphan Psalm             

 Intro:

My intention for this blog is to encourage the foster and adoptive families out there who are finding the symptoms of RAD challenging. RAD is a disorder called Reactive Attachment Disorder in which the adoptive child has made a vow to not attach to anyone so they won’t be emotionally hurt. This vow is due to the child missing their birth mother, feeling the depths of her rejection and deciding no one else is permitted close enough to hurt them ever again.

 

This Series of Three Posts:

  1. My first post of this series I called “The RAD orphan psalm – part one.” It was about Psalm 10 and I gave points and thoughts about the Psalm.
  2. In the second part of this series – I connected the symptoms of RAD to the verses of Psalm 10 for an enlightening understanding of the RAD orphan’s heart. Please take a moment and read through parts one and two so this post will make sense.
  3. Today I will express what I feel Father God’s perspective towards the RAD orphan is even though the orphan (in this Psalm 10) is standing in arrogance and rebellious defiance against God and others. The RAD orphan seems to have their fist in God’s face. (Please read Psalm 10 printed below)

 

Psalm 10:

(There are several adjectives used in this Psalm which I wouldn’t use to describe an orphan but this Psalm is about a fatherless person which means orphan. As I said in part one of this series – the verbiage in this Psalm is symbolic, picturesque and sometimes graphic)

 

Why, Lord, do you stand far off?     Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,     who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts about the cravings of his heart;     he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;     in all his thoughts there is no room for God. His ways are always prosperous;     your laws are rejected by him;     he sneers at all his enemies. He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”     He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

His mouth is full of lies and threats;     trouble and evil are under his tongue. He lies in wait near the villages;     from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims;     like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless;     he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse;     they fall under his strength. 11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;     he covers his face and never sees.”

12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.     Do not forget the helpless. 13 Why does the wicked man revile God?     Why does he say to himself,     “He won’t call me to account”? 14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;     you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you;     you are the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break the arm of the wicked man;     call the evildoer to account for his wickedness     that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;     the nations will perish from his land. 17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;     you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,     so that mere earthly mortals     will never again strike terror.

 

The Adoptive Parents Heart:

          After reading this Psalm I can see verses 12-15 as an adoptive parent’s heart cry. It is the cry of my heart for God to do something in the hearts of my two adoptive children! I understand it seems cruel to ask Father God to “break the arm of the wicked (orphan).” In my mind – it parallels my heart when I came to the end of what I could do and asked God to do whatever it would take to get my girl’s to heal.

Before this series of posts I wrote a series of posts called, “Who Provides for, Owns and Stewards a RAD Adoptive Child.” (Please check it) God is our provider and He owns everything including us and our children. We are merely stewards of parenting our children which puts all the stress of how our children turn out on God. He will give us direction, wisdom and strategy to help our adopted children and we just need to obey.

We the parents need to stop enabling our children by preventing them from experiencing life lessons, learning from pain, and feeling the effects of consequences. When we prevent – we get in God’s way. Getting in God’s way prevents the very thing we want to happen.

We learned from life through life lessons, pain and consequences’ – so why are we preventing our children from learning in the same way? Pain goes very deep into our soul and we need to allow God access to the deep parts of our children’s soul also. The purpose is to let God save, heal and deliver our children. He has for me and he will for you and your child. (In Isaiah 61:2 – the words heal the brokenhearted means to save, heal and deliver)

God never said life would be perfect or without pain. He did say He would save, heal and deliver us so the missing component is God’s love and participation in the healing process. He wants to use every opportunity to show all the facets of His kind and loving personality and He uses life situations to navigate. We then have a whole life time to allow God to save, heal and deliver all of us.

 

Father God’s Heart:

          Verses 16-18 reveal the heart of Father God. He is King, hears the desire of the afflicted, encourages them and listens to their cry. He defends the fatherless (orphan) and oppressed and doesn’t want them to live in terror.

As I said above – God saves, heals and delivers. The whole chapter of Isaiah 61 is about Jesus and what dying on the cross provided for us and for our children. A broken heart is the RAD adopted child’s dilemma. Let Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit save heal and deliver them. Turn them over to the arms of a powerful God, loving Savior and a comforting Holy Spirit.

 

Conclusion:

          Well, that’s all for today. Please comment in the box below. I would love to hear from you. If you would like some life coaching I am a life coach. Contact me at Laurie@getrealliving.com   We’ll set up a session. Till next week…

The RAD Orphan Psalm – Part One:

RAD Orphan Psalm:

 Intro:

        Hello all. This blog is for all of the families out there feeling frustrated and confused about RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder) symptoms in your foster or adopted child. Please read my previous posts on the subject of RAD. I have written several. They will help you understand RAD and where I’m going with this series of posts.

 I just finished a three part series titled “Who Provides for, Own and Stewards a RAD Adopted Child?” Please take some time to check them out. It will help lighten your “life load” considerably.

Today I am going to talk about Psalms 10 from the bible. It is what I call the “RAD Orphans Psalm” and is part one of this three part series of posts. In this post I will discuss some points and thoughts in order to bring understanding to parts two and three. I will break this Psalm down into portions in part two and relate the verses to the symptoms of RAD. Part three will be the conclusion – emphasizing Father God’s beautiful heart towards orphans.

 

Three Points:

  1. This passage seems to have a narrator who is describing what an orphan is doing. In conclusion the narrator describes the Father God’s actions even after the orphan reviles against Him. The middle of this Psalm (verses 12-15) seems to describe the parent’s heart cry for the main character or orphan of the Psalm.
  2. This passage uses the word wicked (amongst other words) to describe the orphan or main character of the Psalm and that bothers me. But I didn’t write the Psalm and at the end of the passage the word fatherless (orphan) describes the main character.
  3. Each section of this Psalm describes what the orphan does. Many of the descriptions align with the symptoms of RAD. RAD means Reactive Attachment Disorder.

 

Thoughts: 

  • As you read through the progression of this passage in scripture – I’m sure you will see a resemblance describing what an orphaned child decides in their heart. Please compare it with what you see in your RAD adopted child’s actions or symptoms.
  • We must remember the more graphic verbiage displayed in this Psalm are symbolic in nature and aren’t literal acts of behavior. For example: It says in verse 9, “He lies in wait like a lion.” This verse is merely painting a visual picture. The orphan obviously isn’t a lion.
  •  The other concept I want to bring to your attention is the orphan’s decision to blame Father God for everything when God’s heart is the opposite of the condemnation coming against Him. God’s intention is for family and keeping the fatherless from terror.
  • My definition for an orphan is someone who feels like they are on the outside looking in on everyone else. They feel rejected, excluded and abandoned by God and others. They are steeped in self-pity because, in their minds, everyone seems to have what they want and won’t ever get. They feel they are being cheated on all fronts and no one cares or will “call them into account.” (Verse 13)
  • This Psalm starts out with the very action of an orphan when it says, “Why, Lord do you stand far off?” as if it is God who has orphaned them. In verse 11 the orphan says, God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.” It was God’s idea first to invent adoption by adopting us into His family. Orphans have such a twisted view on reality.

 

Psalm 10:

 Why, Lord, do you stand far off?     Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord. In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies. He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.” He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue. He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent. His eyes watch in secret for his victims; like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. 10 His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength. 11 He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.”

12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. 13 Why does the wicked man revile God? Why does he say to himself, “He won’t call me to account”? 14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you;  you are the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break the arm of the wicked man; call the evildoer to account for his wickedness that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. 17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, 18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

 

 Conclusion:

        To me – I can see many of the symptoms of RAD in this passage. (I will expound on RAD symptoms in my next post) RAD orphans are often steeped in self-pity, revenge, and rage. Understandably so when it comes to being without their blood family. They want someone to pay for what has happened to them and are shaking their fist at everyone – including God. They hold a vow in their heart to reject everyone on the planet before anyone rejects them first. Their deception of reality is huge.

I will continue to build on what we are discussing in my next post. Please join me again next week. Please leave a comment pertaining to this post in the box below. Until next time…

 

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

Stewardship:

 Intro:

Hi all. Here we are in part three of this series about provision, ownership and stewardship in reference to RAD and adopted children. This blog is for all those out there looking for help and encouragement when navigating through the symptoms of RAD and foster/adoption issues. (Check out my previous posts on this subject) Although I am using provision, ownership and stewardship in reference to RAD and adoption issues – they apply to all aspects of our lives.

My last two posts were about God’s provision and God’s ownership. Please take a few moments to read through them. They will help you understand where I’m going with this post about stewardship. Then I will bring everything together for the bigger picture in my conclusion at the end of this post.

 

Stewardship Scriptures: (NIV)

  •  Gen. 2:15 – The Lord took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (The word work in this scripture means to act as a servant)
  • Matt. 25:14-23 – Because this story is so long I will quickly tell you about it: The story is about three servants who were given either five, two or one talent to work with while the master was gone. A talent is a form of money used in Bible times. The servants given five and two talents doubled their money and the master called them good and faithful servants. The servant with one talent just buried his talent in the ground and was called a wicked servant for not bringing a return or even interest on his master’s money. The master gave this man’s talent to the servant who doubled his talents to ten talents. All three servants were to steward their masters money while he was gone.

 

Review:

*In post number one of this series I made the point that God is our provider. I used the scriptures in:

  • Luke 12:24 – God says He provides for the birds and we are more important than they are so He will provide for us too.
  • Gen. 22:14 – Genesis states God provided a sacrifice for Abraham when he needed it. He will do the same for us when we are in need.
  • Phil.4:19 – Philippians says that God will provide all our needs according to His riches in glory. I went on to say – our jobs don’t ultimately provide for us. Whether you believe it or not – God is the one who provides for us. He gave us our jobs just as he gave Adam his in the garden. We are to use our time, “talents”, and treasures towards what He provided. We are not under the curse of toiling that Adam (man) was given when Adam fell. When Jesus died for our sins – that curse broke off mankind. All the attached stress of toiling to make a living broke off too. We just need to have a paradigm shift and come into agreement.

* In post number two of this series – I said that God is the owner of all things including all the earth’s gold and silver. I used the scriptures in:

  • I Chron. 29:10-13
  • Haggai 2:8
  • Psalm 24:1-2
  • If God is the owner of all things, including all the silver and all the gold -then He owns us, our children, our finances, our houses, jobs and businesses, etc.
  • If God owns all of the above – He gets all the headaches and trouble connected to them. He gets the stress and the responsibility of making things work out. Sounds good to me!

 

My Point:

We are very much like Adam and the servants in the two stewardship scriptures above. We are God’s servants and we are given the task of stewarding what God has given us. We get the privilege of using our “talents” (abilities, time and possessions) for God’s glory. He owns all our finances even though he only requires a tithe back.

 

Now what does this look like? How are WE Stewards?

My husband and I have a couple of businesses but we aren’t the owners – God is. We are stewards (servants) and God is the owner. When our businesses are slow we go to God and say, “Your businesses are slow and you need to pay your bills – what are you going to do about it? If He does something – we praise God. If He doesn’t pay His bills and His business closes – we praise God. He has a reason for all He does – even closing His business in order to teach us something different about His or our character we didn’t know before. It is His business to do with as He pleases. The responsibility and burden is on Him.

The same is true for our children or foster and adopted RAD children. We are to steward our children but God is their owner and provider. He knows what it will take to get through to them – even breaking through the RAD symptoms. The burden of success or failure is on Him. We’re to just obey what He gives us to do and leave the results to him.

 

Conclusion:

My husband and I have made the shift to stewardship. We printed two documents – one for the business and one for our home. I made one for the ministries I’m in or lead. These documents decree God as our provider and owner and we are the stewards (servants) of everything in our lives. This includes our children. We signed our documents and a witness witnessed the signature and dating of the documents. We framed and hung them on a wall (at home and work) so we see it every time we enter either place. This event truly took the weight of the world off our shoulders!

So, take a few minutes and make this shift in your life. Create your own document or contact me for a copy of ours. It will puts all the stress and responsibility on God to provide, be the owner and make things happen in your life.

Please leave a comment in the box below. I would love to hear from you!…          

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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