The Perfect School

Educating our children is such an important, yet difficult decision we face every year.  The decision for them to go to national schools, international schools, or be home-schooled should always be made prayerfully, considering and weighing all the factors.  It is a decision that we as parents need to make on a year-by-year, child-by-child basis.  One size does not fit all!  There is no perfect school.

I know that this is not news to any of you; however, I want you to be encouraged.  When you’ve weighed all the factors for next year’s schooling decision, talked about it, prayed about it and made the decision, don’t wonder later if you really messed up big!  Yes, there are advantages and disadvantages in every school option.  There is no perfect system.  God is using your child’s years of education (in whatever form) to shape him (or her) for the future He has for him.  God knows your child and sees what He desires your child to become and will direct your steps as you make decisions for your child.  You ask, “What if I don’t hear God right?  What if I have really screwed things up by making the wrong choice?”  Well, Romans 8:28 does NOT say that God works all things for the good of those who listen correctly, obey immediately, never make a mistake.  Praise the Lord for that!  It says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”  He works things out for our good and our children’s good because HE LOVES us and because HE CALLED us, and because HE has a purpose and a plan.  Isn’t that good news?

So, this week when you doubt the decision you made last year, rest in this promise.  Re-evaluate what you will do next year, make a decision, and then rest on His promise to us!                   —Delana H Stewart


Let us also encourage one another in our different choices!

Can’t We All Just Get Along: A Back to school dilemma by Amy Brady


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