As I prepare to resume our homeschooling life adventures after Christmas break, I'm reminded of the thoughts that ran through my mind almost 30 years ago when I first considered home education for our oldest child.
TAKING THE STEP WITHOUT CERTAINTY
Homeschooling was unusual back then. Homeschooling was an unknown back then.
In fact, homeschooling was essentially illegal back then.
What was I signing up for? Where would it lead? What would it mean for my child?
TAKING THE STEP WITHOUT PERFECTION
I remember feeling very unqualified. I remember feeling unprepared.
In fact, I remember feeling woefully inadequate for what appeared to be a monumental task before me.
Didn't I need more patience? Shouldn't I have more plans in place? Wouldn't all of my flaws and weaknesses result in failure?
TAKING THE STEP WITHOUT ALL THE ANSWERS
As I began this homeschooling journey almost three decades ago, I started out with many questions unanswered.
And, on each new day, through each new struggle, in each new challenge, with each additional child, homeschooling required taking another step...
TAKING THE STEP OF FAITH
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1
And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
You don't need certainty.
You don't need perfection.
You don't need all the answers.
You only need to take the step of faith in our awesome God, who supplies all the rest.