Friday, October 03, 2008

I Quit! Homeschool devotion...

Got this great homeschool devotional the other day. Perfect timing for me as it's been a rough week!!!

I Quit! (from Daily Focus, Alpha Omega)

Now that you have homeschooled for a few months, are you finding difficulty in staying motivated? Is homeschooling not quite what you expected-too much work? Giving up is not the answer; giving in to the Lord is. "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (James 1:3-4).

Homeschool parents don't always realize they are attending classes each day just like their children. God's assignments may not be on a computer on in a workbook, but they are just as real and challenging. The basic courses of Patience for Parents, Forgiveness Forever, Endurance 101, and Sacrificial Servanthood cause us to grow more Christlike in our actions. We study the Scriptures and look for answers to new questions we face each day. We at test time, hoping to pass. We for God to grade on a curve, or at least to allow a retake.

God knows what He is doing. Both you and your children are being "schooled" at home. Together you will learn all the lessons of life He has prepared for you. Hang in there-it's always too soon to quit! "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (vs. 4).

Father, I don't know if I have what it takes to keep homeschooling. Stretch me Lord! Help me see those areas in my life that are slowing me down and causing me to stumble. Thank You for all You've done for me on the cross. Give me the strength and wisdom to keep going. In Jesus' name, Amen.


Michelle said...

I already know I wouldn't have the capacity to homeschool my children, so congrats to you for trying.

Anonymous said...

I can relate to this. After my daughter died I homeschooled my 9th grade granddaughter for a year. Just jumped in with two feet, lots of prayer and help form some other homeschoolers. It was a challenge but the rewards were more than I can write about. I also had an education as I relearned my 9th grade subjects including algebra!! Pa. has some pretty strict rules for homeschoolers but it's doable.