“Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3)
In baseball, one of our biggest decisions is made for us – where our husband is going to work. The rest of our lives seem to revolve around the many other decisions we have to make to coordinate our life with that one - where we’ll live, whether to rent or buy, when to arrive in town, when to leave, which roadtrips to go on... Our lives, although filled with changes, seem to grow into a certain rhythm, a certain cycle, and we begin to feel comfortable amidst the chaos. But then it happens.
You find yourself with school-aged kids and another upheaval in your lifestyle. How did this happen? Can it be that 5 years have gone by already? What will it be like with a child in school? How will our family function now that we’re not going to spend the whole season around DAD's schedule? So many more decisions to make! Stay home? Switch schools? Go and take work with us? Homeschool? Everyone is going to have an opinion, but really, who do you ask? Other baseball moms, the principal, your husband, your family, anyone who will listen...
Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
God knows the best choice for your family, and he knows you'll figure it out sooner or later. What is the answer? Whatever solution works best for your family; it’s a different answer for all of us, because we all have different schedules and needs. The good news is that no one but God and your husband needs to agree. As you determine to follow His leading in your life, He gives wisdom and makes sure that you make the right decision. If you know that God has guided you, remember to turn to him when others criticize you, and have faith that you WILL do the best thing for your children.
Remember the blessing that your children are. Life always changes. Instead of looking back, look forward with faith!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for being the God who guides us. Please help our family to stay in the very center of your will for our lives, and to trust you in everything.
Suggested Reading: Psalm 139