When the Lord calls you into a direction you thought you would never be, He will equip you to fulfill the task. I had to learn this the hard way.
I grew up in a public school and thought that I turned out ok but that was 20 years ago. Things have changed a ton in the last 20 years. Most all things I grew up doing I carried over into my own family. Attending a public school was one of them.
It wasn’t until we started running into issues at school, that did not line up with what we were teaching at home, that the Lord woke me up to my first encounter with Homeschooling. My son started having issues in school and I was not on board with how they would deal with things that did not go with our beliefs. We started praying and seeking the Lord on what He would have us do next.
He made it very clear that He wanted my son to be Homeschooled.
I will tell you that I was SCARED TO DEATH!
I started having it out with God, letting Him know that I could not do this. I did not have an education, I was not good at some of the subjects and most of all I have NO idea what I am doing.
He reassured me that since He brought me to this part in my journey, He would equip me to take this on.
I mean if David can take on a giant with a sling and a stone, I can take on homeschooling my son, right?
Once I got calm down and realized this was for real what the Lord wanted, all I could do was pray on what to do next. Though I pray a lot I have a big issue with stepping in front of God and getting into His way.
I did this a lot in our first year of Homeschooling. I had more bad days then I did good. There were days I would throw my hands up and tell God I just can’t do this. Why did you think that I could?
Then He would remind me, Sonya you are right YOU can not do this, but I CAN.
I heard that a lot over the first year. Once it finally sunk in that God has a BIG plan for my son and every time I try doing things MY WAY, I was getting in His way, I finally surrender my Homeschooling to Him.
What a difference it made in our days to come.
Our days were filled with joy. We got a lot accomplished. God showed me that He truly does not leave us or forsake us. The focus became on Him instead of Homeschooling. Once this happened God really starting moving in both of our hearts.
We ended our first year closer than what we started and changed hearts.
God showed me most importantly that we need to be on track with Him when it comes to our children because He has plans for them. Seeking His face to know just what He needs us to do to help that plan come to life only comes from a completely surrender heart.
Are you having a hard time letting God take over your Homeschooling? What is holding you back from surrendering to Him fully?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!