I was a scared mom, crying, no screaming, out to the Lord for guidance.
I knew He was calling me to homeschool, but I.DID.NOT.WANT.TO!
Turmoil amongst family and my own self-pride were holding me back.
What would people think?
This is crazy!
He called me, equipped me, and has enabled our family to thrive. Over these 12 years that we have been homeschooling, it is impossible to list all the things He has taught us, all the ways He has grown us, and all the things He has provided for us.
I never imagined in my wildest dreams we would continue all the way to senior year.
Next year will be the LAST year for that little girl. The one I struggled to decide if this was something I could do. And He has done above and beyond all I could ask or imagine.
I can hardly catch my breath.
We visited our first college yesterday with that little girl, now a young woman. And while it was exciting and nerve-wracking and filled with how-on-earth-will-we-do-this moments, I have such peace.
The peace that surpasses all understanding.
Because I have seen firsthand the fruit of obedience.
I stepped out in faith when I didn’t want to.
So I have no doubt, as we approach this last and final year of homeschooling and ultimately the “real life” we have been preparing for all this time...He’s in control. He is good. His plans prevail.
As we drove home exhausted from a long day, I started to feel overwhelmed. And I was quickly reminded of that little girl and how God has led us this far…not in our strength but in His.
And a supernatural wave of peace surrounded me.
Will I have moments of doubt and fear over the next 18 months? You know it! But praise the Lord, if I continue to seek His face, those will be overshadowed by His precious peace.
He’s got this. Just as He did 12 years ago. I can rest in knowing that His plans are always good. My fears are replaced by my faith.
Life in our own strength is not life at all, but life surrendered to Him is abundant and full.
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