Do you have family or friends that are against homeschool?
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Most or everyone I know has dealt with this issue one time or another in their homeschool journey. Some more than others.
First, I need to let you know that I don’t believe homeschooling is a calling for every family. In fact, I know several homeschool families who should not be homeschooling and neglect to teach their children academics as well as life skills to adequately survive in this society.
When Your Friends and Church are Against Homeschool
But I want to give hope to the ones that have been called by our Lord Jesus to educate your children at home. Most who have a strong Christian faith will support the idea that homeschooling is a calling and if we choose not to submit to His will, we will be disobedient, and sin will result in our lives. If you are in a church or have friends that do not support your calling as a homeschool family, then find a new church and friends to hang out with. We attend a church with very few homeschool families, but we all accept each others callings.
Yes, I know that’s easier said than done, but you need to be worshipping and fellowshipping with believers who understand that educating your children at home is not an option for your family. Just like any other calling or ministry. Homeschooling is a ministry.
I suggest your tell your church and friends the reason for your separation in love and move on. It’s imperative you find a homeschool support group, so you can be encouraged by other homeschool families.
When Your Family Members are Against Homeschool
And I am not talking about your spouse. If your husband is against you homeschooling, stop immediately. As hard as this would be for any family, continue to pray for a change of heart in your spouse and make other education arrangement for your children. God is in the business of changing hearts you know! Don’t give up on prayer.
You can pick your friends, but not your family, right?
This is where your faith in Jesus Christ can only sustain you. You might tend to feel frustrated and even start to doubt your divine calling to homeschool your children when close ones question your calling. This is Satan, my friend. He wants you to feel inadequate and doubt yourself.
I am reading Crazy Love, and this quote really stuck out to me.
Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy. Something is wrong when our lives make sense to the unbeliever.
It all makes sense now to me. Of course, I will be mocked for my servanthood to Him. We are to look at the things that pleases God and sometimes we have to do some things that costs our lives heartache here on earth, but our reward is eternity with the one who created it all. You must have complete faith in Him. We aren’t called crazy homeschoolers for nothing, are we?
Keep looking at the prize ahead my sweet homeschool sisters! May you continue to grow in faith and He will walk you through this journey one step at a time and protect you from the ones against homeschool.
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