Asking

Many people go through painful consequences of poor decisions. Sometimes, the response by others around them could be, “Well, they asked for it.”

I know that has been mine in the past. Not a very loving response, I must say.

Have you ever heard that said of something good that has happened to someone?

One day, I was tired and voiced that to a friend. The response was, “You asked for it.” Hmmm. Technically, I didn’t. I asked to conceive a baby. Repeatedly. This was not His will for us. He asked us to adopt. Not the other way around. Not even the adoption of our oldest was something we asked for. Much less 2 special needs boys from China. One of whom we were not sure would ever be able to walk. (FYI: He has been doing the Insanity workout with me and Tae Kwon Do with his daddy.)

No, this is NOT what I asked for. It is so much more. The blessings I have been given. The miracles I have witnessed. Yes, I get tired. I am human. Other people get tired because they work too much, party too much, worry too much, etc.

I prefer my reasons for being tired.

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2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ESV

So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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