I am on a group that advocates for orphans in China. There is a real concern for the children that are turning 14. On their birthday they are no longer eligible for adoption in China. There are many cultural issues that come with being an orphan that affect these children for the rest of their life. Because of these things many advocates try very hard to find families for the older children.
Last week there was a specific boy that had just a few days until his chance of being adopted was gone. He seemed like a very great kid. Other families that had been to his orphanage spoke highly of him and he had a strong desire to be adopted.
I was thinking about this boy and began to ask Heavenly Father many questions that I have had about the children. There are some children that really stand out and shine. You can see something different in them and yet they sit on the list and wait for a family. I just couldn’t understand how these children wouldn’t have families. How could God send these children to earth and not have a plan for them? Why did so many kid children get left behind? The scripture “Many are called but few are chosen” came to mind.
"Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are they not chosen? Because their hearts are set so much upon the things of this world, and aspire to the honors of men."
The word "chosen" can also be substituted with dependable. I thought about this and realized that many people made covenants before they came to earth to love and care for a child but have chosen not to be dependable. It made me so sad for the innocent children. I began to realize that we are all in danger of not being dependable. What choices am I making that are distracting me from what I have promised to do. What thought processes do I need to change that I may be “chosen” or dependable?
Through this experience and a few others I realized that I need to make some changes and give up a little more of my will to Heavenly Fathers will. Am I willing to do ALL that is required of me?