Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Homeschool Failure - Refuse to Fail or Burn Out

There are so many moms who need to know that they are not failures in God's eyes and that Jesus has given them every tool they need to complete their task set before them. Every homeschool mother has dealt with doubt, discouragement, or feelings of inadequacy at one time or another. No mother should believe that she is alone in her feelings of failure.

One thing that you must set forth to do is to refuse to give into the feelings that creep in through Satan’s lies and our own finite human reasoning. Keep your eyes set on the author and finisher of your faith as you go about your daily housework and homeschooling tasks.

Where to Meet Jesus: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." [Matthew 11:28-30] The stressful and the commonplace days can take our focus off Jesus and put the load solely on our own shoulders. The weight brings us down into despair when all He asks is for us to share our troubles with Him.

The Way to Go: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” John 15:7 Pray and ask for daily help according to the promises in His Word. He is there to help you. All you have to do is ask according to Scripture.

How to Go: “I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me.” Acts 20:24 Focus on the end goal, leaving your personal struggles to God.

How to Keep Going: "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21 Go in faith, accepting the task God has given you. Let Him determine the logistics while you press on in peace.

Accept the vision God has revealed to your through His Word. Recall the vision regularly. Move toward the finish line while casting your burdens on Jesus. Fix your eyes on the only one who is the finisher, the motivator and the only unfailing source of strength.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

If Jesus had the ability to endure the cross and still see the joy before Him, we, too, can foresee our joy at the finish line, but first we must fix our eyes on the only One who can see us through – Jesus!

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Sara said...

Wonderful words of encouragement! Blessings to you and your husband as you raise your children to be faithful servants in Christ's Kingdom!