Do you even have one?
Author: Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS
There is something interesting I have learned about myself; when I don’t plan out what I am going to do, I end up feeling very stressed out. When I do plan and pray, I worry less about the outcome. This is with every situation in life.
Think about it for a moment…
When you don’t have a plan for dinner how does it work out? When you don’t have a plan for your money, do you end up buying things you don’t need – and later regretting it?
Let’s say you must drive to a new location twenty minutes away…would you get in your vehicle and start driving and hope you make it to your destination, or do you look at a map before you get into your vehicle? Or… even if you don’t turn on your map until you’re ready to leave, your map is the PLAN to get you where you’re going.
So, in other words – we need a plan for success.
As a Christian I have heard too many people say we don’t need a plan because God will direct our steps. That’s true to a certain degree. Yes, God will direct our steps, but we still go to Him in prayer for wisdom to plan for what’s best and we trust that He is in control. If God chooses to change the plans, we have peace about it because we’ve sought His wisdom for the plan.
To simply live carelessly with no type of plan for the things we want to accomplish does not bring honor to God.
You need a plan for your child’s home education.
So…I can’t just wing it?
When I spent my days just winging it with my children, we had a lot of bad days. I was frustrated and my frustration spilled onto them. It did not make for a fun experience. But when I planned their school day, we had more fun.
Today, let’s pray about planning. It seems like a no brainer, but we need to be reminded how important it is to plan out our child’s day. Once you have planned well and prayed, you leave the results up to God and trust that He is with you on this journey.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help me to plan each school day well for_________________. Psalm 20:4
I commit my homeschool plans for________________to you. Proverbs 16:3
Lord, there are times I don’t take planning for _______________ seriously but remind me that you honor proper planning. Luke 14:28
Lord, on the days I have planned___________________school day, help me to stay focused if you choose to change our day. Proverbs 16:9
Lord, if I need help planning for _________________please put people in my life who I can trust to help me plan well. Proverbs 15:22
Teach me, Lord, to trust your plan for______________, because my children were your children first and you adore them. Psalm 143:8
Lord, your plans are to prosper me and_________________. Help me to be reminded of this truth for their home education. Jeremiah 29:11
I love you, Lord. Thank you for helping me plan well through this home education journey. Be our rock this school year. Remind us each day Lord that proper planning brings long-term success through You!
~Saleama A.Ruvalcaba, MATS
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