Let's be real...FRUITS are way more exciting than ROOTS!
They're more pleasing visually.
They taste yummy.
They are refreshing, satisfying.
They energize our bodies.
Roots, on the other hand, are frankly rather ugly.
They don't really DO anything tangible for us, only the tree.
But without the roots, the fruits wouldn't have a chance!
When it comes to homeschooling (or parenting in general), it is VITAL that we have deep roots. All too often, we get fixated on whether or not we see fruits from our efforts. And while fruit is important, and we certainly pray the Lord will bring about fruit in our lives and in our children's lives, when this becomes the focus, it also becomes the measure of whether or not we are "successful."
That, my friends, is a recipe for doubt, disappointment, and discouragement!
It can lead to burnout.
Wanting to quit.
Looking for other materials, methods, motivations.
But...when we attend to our roots, we rest in Jesus and trust that GOD will bring about the growth in His own way and in His own timing.
How are your roots?
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