Even after prayerful consideration, methodical planning, careful purchasing, and systematic scheduling there will be days when things do not go as you would have liked. There may be areas in which you feel weak and incompetent. There may be times when you feel frustrated. Take heart! You are not alone!!
Our Heavenly Father. This is the very first place we should go to seek help. He already knows the nature of the problem we face. He already knows the solution. He is waiting and hoping we will turn to Him for guidance. In Philippians 4:6-7 we are told to “be anxious for nothing….” Don’t be anxious! Don’t worry. Instead of worrying we are “in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,” to let our “requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Wow! What a promise! And the Lord always keeps His promises!
Family and friends. Many times we don’t even consider asking for advice or support from our family or friends. If we believe that homeschooling is a lifestyle, then we already realize the large role our spouses play. They can be wonderful sounding boards. Spouses sometimes have a way of understanding the crux of a problem simply BECAUSE they are not involved in the overwhelming minutia. Also, we shouldn’t assume that friends or family who are products of the public education system won’t be sympathetic to our efforts. Depending on the issue involved, they may have more to offer than we might have imagined. They can certainly provide an extra pair of hands on a field trip!
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