It’s pretty easy these days to get distracted. This world is filled to the brim with things that take us away from our purpose.
Homeschooling had become a part of my life that had also been infiltrated with these distractions.
My mind wanders back to when I first began homeschooling. I really had no knowledge of what I was getting into or that there was even so much to get into! All I knew was God had called me, and I was ready to obey. Well, I didn’t obey easily, but…that’s another story 😉
Once God had called me and I realized we were really going to do this, I was eager to learn more so that I could do it “right.” There was a whole community out there of others on this journey…and all of them seemed to be doing it “right.”
Over the years, I have come to realize that only God can judge if I am doing it “right” for my family. He is the One I answer to each day. If I try to answer to all of the different voices out there, I am really just going to be just running in circles.
I realized several years into this journey that I must keep the main thing, the main thing.
And for me, the main thing is following God wherever He leads.
How quickly we can take our eyes off of our true goals because we are distracted by a website, a book, or a person. How quickly we can lose sight of our goals and try to make everyone else’s goals our own.
The main thing becomes part of the background, mixed in with a whole bunch of noise.
What is your main thing? Why do you feel God called you to this journey? For each family, it will be different.
Don’t homeschool because of the reasons others are homeschooling, but for the reason that God called YOU and your family.
I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. We have now entered the high school years, and listening to God and to my gut on how I should homeschool, has proven to work for our family. I watch my daughter working independently and thinking for herself. I see her working diligently. I am seeing the fruit. Yet, in the years where I was still confused about how I should homeschool or what I should use to homeschool, I could have very easily just ended up confusing us all.
I am thankful that in those years, God let me work it out between Him and me and not between Him and others. I just kept following Him and what He was telling me, and thankfully the distractions didn’t win.
It would have been very easy to give up His way for the way others were doing things. I am so grateful for Him directing my steps. I am so grateful to have Him as the main thing.
So ask yourself today…are you keeping the main thing, the main thing? Or are you so distracted you’ve forgotten what that even is? Take some time with the Lord and ask Him to guide your steps. Then listen, and listen to Him alone.
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