I'm linking up with Home with the Boys and reading Seasons of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson. If you'd like to join in, here is the original post from Erin with the details and reading schedule.
- … I am doing the will of God by choosing to homeschool my children, then I need to endure. … When I feel like giving up, I may think what I need is diving deliverance, when what I really need is endurance. pg. 223
- I chose instead to endure the difficulties, not because I had to, but because I truly believed that I was doing God's will and that God would reward my endurance. I endured by faith. pg. 224
- God has encouraged my through the years not to look at my children simply as they are at any point in time, but rather, in light of what God is making them. pg. 227
- … make your priority whatever God is doing in your life right now. pg. 228
- To perform one's duty meant that I person did what he was supposed to do because it was the right thing to do, regardless of his feeling or the personal cost associated with that duty. … In a sense, endurance the duty of living by faith. pg. 230
Homeschooling is hard. Did anyone tell you that before you started homeschooling? Knowing how to homeschool is only part of the battle. There's opposition from the outside and the inside some days.
So, how do I get through the tough days? I have to focus on what God has for me today. Not tomorrow. Not what He's called someone else to do. What has God called me to do today? One day at a time.
If God has called you to homeschool, He has called you to endure to the end. Homeschooling is marathon, not a sprint. But, isn't most of life like that?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
Before I know it, my boys will be graduating and off to do what God has called them to do and that depends on me running my race with endurance.