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To The Homeschool Mom Who Is Ready To Quit

You just finished the worst day on the books this year. The tears started at handwriting, and it went downhill from there. Trust me we have all had those days. The days when you are ready to march down to the local school and enroll your entire family. Wouldn’t that be so much easier anyway? Let someone else teach them, and you get them back for the fun times after school. The thought crosses your mind, but you know in your heart that would only make you miserable.

To The Homeschool Mom Ready to Quit

Why? Because, homeschooling is your  ministry. No, it may not be super glamorous all the time, and yes it is hard work. It takes commitment and dedication. It is your ministry, it is what you were called to do at this season in your life. Your children are the greatest gift that a mother could ever be given. Our children are a heritage of the Lord. He has given them to us to nurture, protect, and to train up in the way they should go. What is that way? To follow after God with their whole hearts, to strive to be absolutely great for Him.

Homeschooling will not always be easy, but the good far out weighs the bad. Getting to wake up and teach your child something new. Seeing their little eyes light up when they finally catch that concept they have been struggling with, that is the greatest gift. In that moment, you forget all the bad for a few minutes and see that what you are doing really is working.

So homeschool mom who is ready to quit….DON’T! What you are doing is a ministry. I know when the bad days come, I stop and remember that. It helps to know what I am doing really is worth the hard work.

 

I am sharing this on Titus Tuesday.

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Housework Is A Ministry!

Do you ever look around your house, see the mess, and wonder… Why do I even bother? Believe me when I say, that I have said those exact words about a dozen times in the last week. I schedule a detail clean day each week. Usually, this is on Saturdays. I spend the entire morning deep cleaning the house. My version of deep cleaning includes every room in the house, floors, dusting, glass, bathrooms bleached, fresh sheets for everyone and getting all of the laundry caught up. I usually finish up this task right about the time its time to start dinner, and my husband to be home from work. I go to bed on Saturday night feeling like a perfect little housewife with everyone snuggled into their fresh sheets.

Then Sunday morning happens and reality quickly sets in. The laundry hampers are nearly full, dishes are all in the kitchen, Legos are in the floor, toothpaste is splattered on the mirror.  Sigh! I suddenly start to feel unappreciated and angry. Why do I even bother? Obviously no one cares about my hard work around here!

I know I am not the only mom who feels this way. It is easy to get caught up in all of that, but when we keep our focus on the bigger picture of life, we can keep our attitudes at bay.

Instead of being disgruntled about laundry, thank God you have children who are well enough to play outside. Be thankful you have a sink full of dishes because, it means that you had food to eat.

Start looking at your housework as a ministry instead of the dreaded chores. Being a homeschool mom IS a ministry. We are called to teach our children. We are raising strong men and women in the Lord. We are spending hours of our days caring for future leaders and ministers of the gospel.

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23

Sometimes we get discouraged and that is understandable. But, when we start doing our household duties unto the Lord, our hearts can be content even when things aren’t in perfect order. We can be thankful we have the opportunity to minister to our family.

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