This is a question that almost every homeschooling parent will hear at least once. “Are you qualified to teach your kids?”
I went to college to be a nurse, not a teacher. I’ve never taken a class to learn how to teach children. I’ve forgotten a lot of what I learned in high school. In the world’s eyes, I’m not qualified to teach my children.
There are things that I am qualified to do but shouldn’t.
For example, with my regular driver’s license in Canada I can drive a full length school bus as long as a certain number of seats were taken out. I’m not a fan of driving, especially not large vehicles. I have a hard time parking my minivan. So driving a modified school bus is something I am qualified to do but should never do because I probably wouldn’t do a safe job of it.
Thankfully, I’ve never been called to drive a school bus, or any other larger-than-my-comfort-zone vehicles.
I truly believe that I have been called to homeschool my children, though. And I truly believe that when God calls someone to do something, he enables them to carry it out.
Therefore, I believe that God has qualified me to teach my children. I may not always know how to go about it but I know that God will provide guidance and answers to my questions. I know that He will provide help when I need it. There will be days in which I doubt my ability to homeschool my children but God knows that I can do it!
Here are several Bible verses to encourage you on your homeschooling journey.
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. ” Deuteronomy 6:6-9 NKJV
“All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
And great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 NKJV
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 NKJV
“He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20 NKJV
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6,7 NKJV
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”” Joshua 1:9 NKJV
“I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NKJV