That's what God spoke to me over a year ago. I had no idea what it meant, but I suspected things were about to change. My husband had been wanting to downsize our "things" and I assumed this had something to do with that. Then, over the course of time, I realized God had something more for me. He told me change was coming. Again, I had no idea where that would lead.
This would take way to long to read if I gave you all the details, but let me sum up the past year:
- God told me some friendships would be changing, and they did. I lost a couple key friends.
- God told me to step down from the bible study at our church and our MOPS group.
- I found out I was pregnant (I now have a 6 month old:)
- God told me it was time to step out and try something new with my homeschooling.
So, when he told me to step out and try something new, with regards to homeschooling the girls, I panicked. Other than being extra busy with the little ones, I didn't see anything wrong with the curriculum I have been using all along. Plus, why fix it if it isn't broke? Right?!?! I didn't do anything at first, mostly because I didn't want to choose the wrong curriculum, but I knew I needed to obey God. I knew the pull that I felt wouldn't go away until I took that first step. For those of you who may be hesitating....take that first step! I felt such a relief when I did. And after I took the first step, the second one was a little bit easier, and the third even easier than the first two.
I am now confident that I am exactly where God was leading me. I have rearranged our home school schedule so that I will have more time with the little ones. (I'll get into how I consolidated things in the next few days.)
Here's where God's Back to Basics worked into the picture. Two of my girls have been asking me, for a very long time, to teach them cooking and sewing. If I hadn't stepped out in faith, I would have ended up with another school year of 'too much work and not enough time' to teach them basic life skills that they are wanting to learn. I'm excited for what this year will bring. I'm sure God has even more for us, now that I've stepped out in faith.