Defeating Self-Doubt


“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”

William Shakespeare

Self-doubt, without a doubt, is one of the greatest enemies to the mind of many homeschooling parents. Due to self-doubt, many parents have quit homeschooling, aren’t maximizing their potential as home educators, and many more are afraid to give homeschooling a try.

Am I good enough? Do I have what it takes? Can I really teach my children? : These thoughts are fueled by self-doubt. And while it is perfectly normal to experience these thoughts, there’s no norm for the outcome. The outcome depends on your response.

So how do you respond?

Respond to questions of self-doubt with God’s Word:

Am I good enough?

Sure, I am good enough. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. –Ephesians 2:10

Do I have what it takes?

Of course, I have what it takes; I have God. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. –Joshua 1:9

Can I really teach my children?

Yes, I can. God esteems parental teachings. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. –Proverbs 1:8-9




*Which Bible verse helps you defeat self-doubt?*


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