Perspective is Everything
When my son Jack was seventeen, he found himself in a job he loved. But although he was doing something he was gifted at and something that interested him immensely, it was hard. He was the youngest person on the team and sometimes was not listened to. He was the least experienced at work. It was a demanding position that allowed little room for error, and there were demands placed on him that were sometimes overwhelming, if not unfair, to him.
Are you frustrated with your job of homeschooling? Maybe you’re not educated, disorganized, and feeling alone.
Maybe you feel inept and unknowledgeable, and this worries you. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed, and you hate filling out paperwork, turning in your HSLDA card to us, or coming to parent meetings. Do you have a bad attitude about what God has you doing? Well, God has the answer for our bad attitudes, right in His Word! The apostle Paul said, “Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward and that the Master you are serving is Christ. Colossians 3:23-24. I encourage you to take stock of your attitude and ask yourself, “Who am I working for?” If you’re working for someone else and trying to please them, or yourself, other than the Lord, your attitude could be reflecting the frustration you are feeling. But if you change your perspective and know that you have been divinely appointed to this job and if you do it all as if God is your boss, leaving the feelings of inadequacy, frustration, resentment at His feet, and do your best, then you will be rewarded!
Watching Mother Teresa care for people with their open sores, stinking bodies, and bleeding wounds, an observer said to her, “I wouldn’t do what you do for a million dollars.” “Neither would I,” Mother Teresa smiled. Jon Courson’s Application Commentary
by Michelle Becerra