• Harlie Cloyd

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!

“On your mark, get set, GO!”

All 3 of my kids dropped what they were doing and sped off across the yard.

This trick works like a charm. Every. Single. Time.

I wonder what would happen if I tried this trick with my adult friends...


I imagine there would probable be some weird looks, maybe a nervous laugh, and a refusal of some sort.

They might ask me a few questions like: Where to? or Why?


This is kind of a silly analogy, but how many times do we respond the same way to God when he’s asking us to move?


We feel the pull, but then we start overthinking it. What if this isn't the direction God wants me to go? What if I misstep?


Let me tell you something -- you, dear, are not that powerful. If your will lines up with His will, nothing can stop it from coming into fruition.


SO, if it aligns with God's word and you feel the nudge, I am of the opinion, you should run towards it wholeheartedly until he slams the door in your face.


We have had two foster daughters since September 2019. As I am writing this, they are ages 2 and a month-or-so shy of 4 years old.


About a week and a half ago, we took in their older sister, who is 5.


I am 24 and my husband is 25. We now have 4 kids under 5 years of age -- our homegrown son, River (19 months), and our three foster daughters.


We've been called crazy many times already.


And to be honest, that's probably a fair assessment.


All I know is, our "yes" is on the table. We're here to love and serve in whatever capacity God leads us to.


Right now, this is what our life looks like because we felt the nudge, God opened the door and we ran.


I can't tell you what our life will look like 6 months from now, or even what it will look like tomorrow.


This is what it's like to be a foster parent.


Our hearts are wide open. It's hard and it's messy, but it is oh so beautiful.


I want to encourage you to run.


Don't hesitate.


Whatever He is calling you to in this season, sprint toward it. If it turns out it isn't meant for you, He will slam the door. Your job is to say "yes."

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