Do you ever take the time to re-evaluate why you do what you do?
If you do, do you find that the reasons are not the same as when you first began? This can relate to many long term tasks we may set our hands to do in our busy lives. The task starts out with strong convictions, based on Godly principles, and a need to enact positive change in your own life, lives of others, or the world at large.
Joshua 1:8 states "This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it, for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success"!
Success? Academic Success? Vocational Success? Financial Success? What is the price one pays to achieve such successes? To keep this article short, I will reflect on decisions and tasks that lead us on a path to academic success. Maybe you have pursued academic success for yourself, or currently for your child/children. You may now reflect back on your first decision to homeschool your children.
Have the goals or methods you are using to help your child achieve this academic success change from when this journey first began? Did you originally pattern their success plan after Joshua 1:8? Was the major focus on pursuing the knowledge of God's world, memorizing scriptures, and building a relationship with the God of this Book which promises us success? As time moves on and your children get older, has the focus on the aforementioned formula for God's success for your children's life changed to just a pursuit of knowledge? Instead of God's Word being the center of your children's academic success, it may have been reduced to just another subject to cover in their education?
I applaud you if you have kept your focus through the years, in keeping God's Word at the center, of not only your life, but the plan for your children's academic success. But, for the rest of us that need help to stay on point, I would encourage you to take frequent evaluations of your personal relationship with God, and also the priority to have God and His Word at the absolute center of your children's lives and academic success plan. Based on ENOCH's Survey results, from this last ENOCH Conference in May of 2014, it seemed that a good percentage of attendees held the curriculum at more important than getting encouragement from workshops. Unfortunately, if we have been on the journey for a while, we think we go on it alone. Very dangerous!! Make purposeful plans to attend yearly events like the ENOCH Conference, that will not only help you to remember why you are doing what you do, but to instill vision on new and improved ways to assist you and your family in your pursuit of Godly Success in every part of your lives.
May God bless you and your family richly as you pursue His success!!
Vice President for ENOCH
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