Please Him, Not Them

devotionAlthough the U.S. homeschool population is exponentially increasing, homeschooled children account for only about three and one-half of the U.S. school-age population. So, to many people, homeschooling is an oddity. And whenever something seems odd, a host of questions and preconceived thinking arise.

Many homeschool parents, at some point in time, will find themselves receiving undesirable comments or being grilled with questions by strangers, friends, or even family.

The ideals and uncertainties that others have about homeschooling can have a heavy impact – causing the homeschool parent to feel a need to defend his or her choice and persuade others to accept it.

Reflection of the Week:

Homeschooling is a large enough task by itself, so why take on the draining task of aiming low and persuading others that you’ve made the right choice? Besides, some people may never accept or understand your choice.

God knows the best path for our children’s education and exactly what we need to homeschool successfully. Aim high. Aim to please Him.

Scripture of the Week:

For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. – Galatians 1:10


God, please guide our homeschool so that it may be pleasing to You, in Christ Jesus’ name, Amen.


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  1. This is a great reminder, Angel. Thanks for an inspiring post.

  2. Breeda Thompson says:

    It is quite evident that the decision that you and your hubby made to homeschool your children is guided and directed by God. The proof is in the pudding, God bless!!!!

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