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During the summer, I do a lot of planning for our coming homeschool year.  Now that I have a son who is high school age, I’ve been writing course descriptions, creating reading lists, and updating transcripts. I try very hard to come up with classes which will satisfy college admissions boards should my boys choose to attend someday but will also have a twist which will make them interesting and relevant to my sons.

Are you letting God write your homeschool story?

Like most homeschool moms, I spend a lot of time during the summer planning out our coming homeschool year.

A few days ago, I was pondering next year while making lunch.  I turned on the radio and the song “Write Your Story” by Francesca Battistelli came on.  I’ve often found myself humming along with songs on the radio… sort of mindlessly.  This time, however, the words jumped out at me from the airwaves and made me feel very convicted.

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Here are the words if you are unfamiliar with this particular song:

They say
You’re the King of everything
The One who taught the wind to sing
The Source of the rhythm my heart keeps beating
They say
You can give the blind their sight
And You can bring the dead to life
You can be the hope my soul’s been seekin’

I wanna tell You now that I believe it
I wanna tell You now that I believe it
I do, that You can make me new, oh

CHORUS
I’m an empty page
I’m an open book
Write Your story on my heart
Come on and make Your mark
Author of my hope
Maker of the stars
Let me be Your work of art
Won’t You write Your story on my heart

Write Your story, write Your story
Come on and write Your story, write Your story
Won’t You write Your story on my heart

My Life
I know it’s never really been mine
So do with it whatever You like
I don’t know what Your plan is
But I know it’s good, yeah

I wanna tell You now that I believe in
I wanna tell You now that I believe in
In You, so do what You do, oh

CHORUS

Write Your story, write Your story
Come on and write Your story, write Your story
Won’t You write Your story on my heart

I want my history
To be Your legacy
Go ahead and show this world
What You’ve done in me
And when the music fades
I want my life to say

I let You write your story, write Your story
Write Your story, write Your story

CHORUS

Write Your story, write Your story
Come on and write Your story, write Your story
Won’t You write Your story on my heart

Several lines from this song stuck out to me:

  • I’m an empty page. I’m an open book. Write Your story on my heart. Come on and make Your mark.
  • My Life – I know it’s never really been mine so do with it whatever You like.
  • I don’t know what Your plan is but I know it’s good.

Those words really hit me.  Am I am empty page?  Am I willing to have God write His story on my heart?  Am I open to whatever He wants to do with my life?  With my sons’ lives?  With my homeschool plans?

Ouch!  I’m afraid that too often I run ahead and come up with a plan and then afterward, I ask God if He will bless whatever I’ve come up with.  Does that sound familiar to you?

The safest place for myself and my boys to be is smack dab in the middle of God’s plan.  I want to be where God wants me to be.  I want my boys to do what God wants them to do.

Are you letting God write your homeschool story?

When is the last time I asked God any of the following questions:

  • What He wants them to study?
  • Which extracurricular activities He thinks would be beneficial for them?
  • Whether He would like me to say “yes” or “no” when asked to volunteer for something at church?

Do I ask Him these questions?  Or do I assume that I know what’s best and plow forward without praying about it?

So I ask you: Who plans your homeschool schedule? You? A school board? A future college admissions office?  Or God?

Are you letting God write your homeschool story? I hope that you will consider who’s in charge of your homeschool this summer while you’re coming up with plans for next year.  I know I will!

Question:  Do you allow God to direct your homeschool plans or is this an area in which you struggle? Please leave a comment below.

Are you letting God write your homeschool story?