Conviction Gives Confidence, by Renee Peebles

Conviction Gives Confidence

To be honest, for the first four years I looked at homeschooling through a year by year lens. I was "committed" to obeying the Lord in this path He had led us down but now know what I was lacking, "conviction". On days when everything that could go wrong did...I would "let my fingers do a little walking" by dialing the numbers to the local Christian and Charter schools in our area to check on tuition prices "just in case" I sent them back the next year. In some weird way it gave me security knowing I had a backup plan.

My turning point came around our fifth year of homeschooling. God gave me a new lens to look through. He gave me His vision and helped me realize that homeschooling was not just a path He had led us down but, it was His plan for our family. I was convinced and convicted by His word to me, by reading books written by homeschooling pioneers where I learned about the heart of homeschooling, by reading books on the history of public education and simply by just being with my children everyday. Overtime, conviction began taking root in my heart. I knew that for our family homeschooling was/is the best way to educate and raise our childen in Christ. Because this is His plan it is the best plan and I have always told my children that we should should never settle for our best (on the other side of the Jordan) but we should choose God's best. Little by little God gave me eyes to see how grounded my children had become in Christ, in who they are in Him and in the choices they make everyday that reflect His best. Commitment without conviction is half-hearted devotion. Conviction gave me the confidence I was desperately lacking.

About Renee Peebles:

Renee is passionate about her relationship with Christ, her family and homeschooling. She enjoys writing devotions and articles on homeschooling, family and God's Word.  Her desire is for every woman to know her value and worth in Christ Jesus and begin to walk in His truth.


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