Sunday, November 2, 2008

When There’s No Tomorrow-Assign. 107

Assignment: We only have today. Should God take you today, have you accomplished everything that you wanted to, needed to. Have you said all the things that needed to be said? Let’s have no regrets, let’s make sure we get to those things, so that when we’re standing before the Lord, the only thing we need to do is to worship him.. and not regret not getting to that thing on our to do list. Stop - go take care of that thing…. then, come tell us what you choose to share. Don’t embarrass yourself or any of your loved ones.

Okay, there are alot of different ways to go with this assignment but I chose to gear it towards our experience with homeschooling.

I think as far as school, I would choose to not worry about the "book work" and focus more not so much on fun because not everything in life is fun but to focus more on my children as individuals. I would worry less about the things we are trying to learn like algebra and biology; I would put my focus on their character. Am I building up my child or causing them to stumble.

Nothing is easy with parenting. It is even harder when the parent also chooses to be a homeschooling parent. It leaves alot of room for sin. When you venture down this path you quickly learn about all your short comings as a mom, teacher, parent, christian.

I would choose my words wiser, I would show them how to learn in a more loving manner, I would make sure they knew how much they are loved. I would tell them I'm sorry when I've failed to be the best mom that I could be.

Now let's switch gears - when we are standing before God there will be no regrets. We will see fully the how and why of our lives. We will be in perfect peace, there fore we can't have regrets. What I do hope for myself and for my family is that when we stand in the presence of God whenever that time might be that we will here the words "well done, thy good and faithful servant."

I will leave you with this verse from Jeremiah:

Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.