Short answer: absolutely yes!!! In fact, the greatest contribution you make to this world may not be something you DO, but rather someone who you RAISE.
Often, very often, we hear from concerned, young men and women, who would love children, but say they don’t want to bring them into this world of corruption, toxins: a country that is on the brink of communism. They ask our thought as parents’ who are very aware of the issues we face today while simultaneously raising 7 children … and open to anymore God sends our way.
First off, the world is going to need your children and their leadership and stewardship. God needs your children so He can do mighty things through them, and He needs us to be faithful and trusting and co-create our posterity and hope for the future! Children are a blessing from the Lord and each one is “made for such a time as this” and we, their parents’, are equipped to raise up these arrows when we cooperate with God’s grace! His command has always been to “be fruitful and multiply”, so have faith and trust the process. Faith always, always proceeds the miracle. If we are going to change the world, it begins in the home; a Christ -Centered, loving home that is the schoolhouse of virtue and character formation. We need strong families more than ever.
Secondly, you are never on the right track when you make a decision based on fear, lack, despair, doubt or any other low emotion. That’s a sure tell-tale sign that it is not from God.
Honestly, I think that fear is deliberately placed on people’s heart by the Satan, so they won’t have children! The enemy is afraid and is a masterful illusionist. The truth is there has never really been a perfect time of ease. Each era has had its challenges and hardships.
Good things are contagious and when one person chooses goodness, joy and Truth, others will follow their lead and do the same! We can’t change the World ourselves, but we can cast a stone and create many ripples that eventually will make the change! Our children are the solution. It’s not for us to know the future but to have faith and make the next right decision, after the next right decision.
Be a Warrior, not a Worrier!
Love God, love and honor your spouse, and live a life of faith, integrity and joy!
Pray, hope and don’t worry!