When I first felt called to homeschool, there were a lot of questions I had for God. And all He would respond with was “trust me”.  As my heart began to step into obedience of homeschooling, the older kids had a really hard time with it. Normal things like what would happen to their friendships, normal teen things they wouldn’t get to experience, like prom, walking in a school setting graduation. Would this even work? Would they be successful.. A lot of questions that I didn’t have answers to. The same questions that kept me up at night in prayer. 

I knew God was calling me to homeschool. There were a lot of different reasons at that point, a lot of confirmations that this was the right choice. But as a mom, trying to convince your kids that possibly missing these things was not the worst thing in the world. Or that we all need to trust God because He always works things out, is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you don’t even know what the plan is ourselves. 

But there’s something amazing that happens when we walk in obedience of the Lord. I blindly, and I mean BLINDLY, began to homeschool my kids. Trusting and praying that He would make up for all they might lose in a traditional school setting. Friends, prom, sports, all these things. 

BUT GOD! Won’t He do it! 

Through all the struggles, all the I don’t want to’s, all the losses of friendships and missing out on things. He replaced them with an abundance of friendships for my kids, good, wholesome, deeper friendships. Access to sports from other places. Opportunities at jobs and traveling that they would never have been able to experience in a traditional school setting. And tonight, they are having a prom. It may not be this big grand fancy prom like you may have had. But they are dressing up, bringing dates, dancing, eating and will have the time of their life. A night they will never forget.  

If only we will be obedient and walk in His will. Not our own, His blessing flow so much more freely and abundantly. No matter what it may look like at first, He has a plan that may not look like ours, but it is so much richer than anything we could have ever imagined. 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9 


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