Years ago, when we first began to learn together at home (home-school) I was overcome with worry about whether or not we would be able to provide for our children the academic and training opportunities they would need. I was concerned about leaving something out.
I love my children with a powerful love, but my Heavenly father loves my children even more than you do.
I know my children, but my Heavenly Father knows my children even better than you do.
I am not sure what is going to happen tomorrow, but my Heavenly Father knows every future detail.
Events are, for the most part, out of my control, but my Heavenly Father controls the future.
My job as a parent is not to predict my children’s future
My job as a parent is not to control my children’s future
I cannot know what preparation they need because I don’t know what God has in mind for them, but I can know God and I can be confident that since he loves me and my children and since He orders the future four our good and His glory, I know He will direct me to whatever teaching, training, experiences, and relationships my children need to do whatever He has called them to do.
Each child has a unique bent, a unique calling, a unique purpose in the plan of God. Our job is to help them find that and prepare them for it. You are a principle player in the drama of life that God has scripted for them. He will give you special direction so you can give them special direction. He will tug your heart and your will in the direction that they need if you love them and if you are in intimate fellowship with Him.
Your most important responsibility to your children is to stay in close fellowship with your Heavenly Father. He is the One who loves you, loves your children, knows their future, and controls their future. If they need something and you are in fellowship with Him, h e will let you know. He will make a way. He will provide what is needed. He will bring people across your path just in time to provide the training or the opportunity they need.
February 19, 2014