Moms seem to give birth to silent guilt.
Homeschool moms seems to amplify that guilt.
Usually any sentence (or even a thought) that starts with “… should have …” is not from God.
He is always “I am.”
Here and now.
He speaks through mercy and grace … continually.
And a listening soul can hear His Words, like whispers, like thoughts.
When I look at myself, or my marriage, or my children with guilt, I usually start to plan, organize, manage, manipulate …
but my attempts bring more striving,
less peace, less rest, more distress …
… until, at last, I give up,
and listen …
The Lord’s ways are perfect, simple.
His answers are in Him, not in me.
And He wants to work in me, through me, by faith.
He loves me to start right here and now.
So, as I look back over the past week, or month and see all the things we “should have done” for homeschool, all the character issues still looming and unresolved, all my efforts merely complicating things,
it is a relief to give up, surrender, breathe, and wait on the Lord.
He encourages me with a simple starting point, one thing …
… for me, or my marriage, my kids, or my mission as mom and our homeschooling.
Nothing too complex, nor too far into the future, just a simple word for here and now.
May you be encouraged as you find a moment to listen,
hear the Father’s still, small voice,
and His plan for you for now,
Blessings and have a wonderful weekend,