"God is in control."
How many times have we heard this or even said it ourselves. It is almost cliche, something we say in passing without giving it much thought. We certainly don't act like God is in control and has our best interests in mind. We go about our daily lives allowing fear to take the driver's seat more often than the faith we so proudly boast in.
I was reminded of this simple truth yesterday while at my daughter's gymnastics practice. I was speaking with two other homeschool moms. One with children close to my own children's ages. The other mom has children ranging from adult to elementary age. She is truly a seasoned mother with wisdom just pouring out of her every word. As she listened to us discuss the reasons we homeschool and some of the challenges we face she simply and politely said we will truly understand our children are in God's hands when we realize we are not in control. God is in control.
I am not sure why this hit me so hard yesterday. Why this truth I have heard probably hundreds of times really stuck out in my mind. Perhaps sometimes we really just need to be reminded from a gentle spirit that has been seasoned with experience. So if you are allowing fear of what might become of your children or fear of the influence of this culture sit in the drivers seat of decisions you make concerning your children; give the wheel back to the Lord. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Happy Homeschooling . . .