Thursday, September 6, 2012

Four things

       Well, homeschooling has started! The changes have been an adventure! For those who don't know the entire scenario, I have been attending a Christian school (Open Door Christian Academy) since first grade. It's a great school and a great education. God led my parents to homeschool me this year. Now, It was heart-breaking to me that I would not be going back to the school. I knew I would miss my teachers, friends, principal, and pastor. To be honest, I was angry at my parents for thinking God's will could possibly include homeschooling. After all, God's will is supposed to be what's best for us, right? So, I was mad at my parents and starting to have a pity party for myself. I was being attacked by Satan and I knew it. But I kept going, thinking that somehow, if I complained enough or cried enough, I might prove to my parents that they were wrong.
        Then I realized how ridiculous I had been, how many things I was way wrong about.

  1. I limited God's will.
  2. I thought that "the best" would mean the fulfillment of my selfish desires.
  3. I assumed that my parents weren't really listening to God's direction.
  4. I felt bad for myself. But do you know what many other people are going through that's way worse?!?
I turned to God, discouraged at myself. And He gave me a big bear hug! [Remember His faithful love in my last post? :) ] He taught me that He gave me the exact parents that He intended for me, and then He taught me how I can love them more by honoring their decisions. He also re-taught me that His will is the best, no matter what I think; His will does not depend on me. Another lesson I had to review is that God's will for my life is better than what I can imagine.

        So here I am, on a homeshooling adventure. Mark, my only sibling, and I are larning about the relationships of life together in Bible class. ["Coincidentally" corresponding to the lessons God just taught me :) ] I am using ABeka curriculum for most other subjects, other than math. So far, our p.e. has been both fun and crazy!
        Whether you are starting another school year or are out of that stage in your life, remember these:

  1. God's will is beyond your imagination.
  2. God's will is the best, whether it seems like it is now or not.
  3. Honor and trust the authority God has out in your life. He gave you those specific people for a reason.
  4. "There hath no temptation taken you, but such as common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." ~1 Corinthians 10:13

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