There are days in the life of every homesteader, every homeschooler, every parent, every person, when you question what you are doing. The questions may not be the same for each of us, but for me they look something like this:
Am I doing what is best for my family? Am I being a good leader, a good role model, not only for my own children, but for those around me? Am I doing what God has called me to do? Is homeschooling the right choice? Should we really be homesteading? After all, the life we have chosen for our family is not the easiest. It’s not always the prettiest. I’ve certainly gained a few gray hairs from my choices. And there are days or weeks or months when things just get really tough.
The past two years have most definitely been a time of trial for us. Many times I have prayed for affirmation that we are on the right path, that we are doing what God has called us to do. Lately, I have been receiving a stream of affirmation, and boy does it make my heart sing! God is good, God is great! From family, friends, neighbors, and strangers, I’ve been hearing the things I have so long needed to hear… that we are doing a good job, that we are on track, and that God does love us. It’s easy to “know” these things, but sometimes we just need reminders.
For the days when life is hard, or my plate seems too full, I am reminded of my favorite verse from the Bible:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! We’ll be putting up two posts for Sewing Saturday, so keep your eyes open for that. God Bless you all!