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Influencer Devin Cordle Put God’s Plans for Her Family Before Her Own

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Influencer Devin Cordle Put God’s Plans for Her Family Before Her Own

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian influencer Devin Cordle explained how she trusted God with her relationship with her husband and how He changed her mind about parenthood.

Cordle began dating her husband the summer before high school. While they were both Christians, they began to place their relationship with each other above Christ. By junior year, they realized they needed to make a change if they were going to stay together.

“When we started dating, like I said, it was like I felt safe. It was almost my safety net; I could kind of escape reality to go hang out with him, hang out with his family, do whatever,” Cordle told Sadie Robertson Huff. “I grew up Christian, and he grew up knowing God, but he wasn’t in the church like I was, and so, at that age, we could have fallen into the temptation to like romance, you know what I mean. It was more of a scary thing. We did save ourselves for marriage, but it started out of fear.”

“So for a few years, we dated, and God was not first. It ended up feeling empty. Even though we loved each other, it wasn’t fulfilling up our cup, and that’s because it can’t,” she continued. “So, I realized a lot of toxic tendencies were coming into the relationship, just jealousy, whatever you want to call it because God was absent. And so, there was a pivotal moment. It was around junior year when he was struggling with his own thing and I was having my own struggles, and so it was almost like, ‘Okay, we’re either going to end it and break up and just go our separate ways or if this is something we truly feel like we want to be together, then something’s got to change.’”

“We were like, ‘Okay, well, we want to be together but what’s wrong? Like, what’s not aligned?’ and it was Jesus. He was not first. We had made each other our own gods, so of course, we disappointed each other a lot,” Cordle added. “[It’s] almost like there was a line, and it [was] like, ‘Okay, we choose Jesus, or we choose each other, and it’s just gonna be a downfall.’ And so we chose Jesus.”

Placing their relationship in God’s hands, Cordle and her husband got married a year after high school and have kept their marriage centered around Christ. Learning to trust the Lord in their relationship together would serve as a valuable lesson a few years later when He asked them to start having kids.

Having this placed on their hearts was scary for them because they had already decided together that they didn’t want to have kids. It felt like too big of a responsibility to raise God-fearing children in today’s culture.

“Just being in the world, seeing everything, it was scary. Like, ‘How do you raise kids in this world?’ Looking back, it was really the enemy just putting that on me, and I got advice back saying, ‘You know, if you take the light out of the world, there’s not going to be any light.’ And so, as a Christian, I had to really pray on that because I knew it’d be my responsibility to raise a child in this world,” Cordle explained.

“I just had to pray about that, and it really was God because my heart was so sure that I didn’t want kids,” she added.

This heart change occurred during the pandemic, and Cordle and her husband both felt the calling to become parents at the same time.

“In the midst of chaos, then you’d be like, ‘Well, no wonder you didn’t want to have kids.’ But we didn’t want kids before that, but then that happened, and so in the midst of chaos, we had such a peace about it, and that’s how I know it was from God because from the world, you’re like, you really shouldn’t want kids [right now],” she said.

“This one specific month, we were just in prayer. I was fasting about it, and I just had this shift. It was just a peace. It was so unexplainable, and I [was] like, ‘Okay, because [my child] is going to be His before [my child] is mine,’” Cordle continued. “It’s a great responsibility to raise a tiny disciple, but ultimately, as long as I’m trying my best and doing my best and praying over their life and doing the best I can do, God’s got them, and God’s going to take the lead. That just took the pressure off of me to know that I don’t want to take light out of the world if I can bring into the world to share more about Jesus.”

The couple are now expecting Baby No. 2. “I feel super excited (& nervous) that we are going to be raising another tiny human in this world to be a light in the darkness. Such a privilege,” Cordle posted.

Cordle’s trust in God is inspiring. Now, as she impacts people through social media, she is able to share the Gospel, knowing that God’s hand truly is over those who trust in Him.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Former DUCK DYNASTY star and Christian speaker Sadie Robertson Huff highlighted the younger generation’s desire for absolute truth amid the chaos and polarization on social media today.  

Huff participated in the “Gen Z” session of the 2020 Q&A: A Virtual Town Hall event, hosted by Gabe Lyons. The segment focused on relevant issues for people ages 18 to 23, including discipleship, mental health, and social media.

The 23-year-old author said she believes church leaders are not holding young adults accountable.  

“I’ve sat in a room with church leaders who I love and adore. … But there are times where I’ve even heard them say things like, ‘Maybe we shouldn’t do a conference at night because that is the night that college kids like to party.’ And I’m like, ‘That’s why we should do a conference that night, because people are going to party if we expect too little,’” Huff said.

“Let them [decide] if they’re going to go with the world or if they’re going to go with God, because you’ve got to make that decision,” Huff insisted.

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