Welcome to UnQualifiedMom.com.
It is wonderful to have you here.
My name is Angelene. I am a wife, reluctant homeschool mom of three, and writer.
My writing consists mostly of how God has changed me in the midst of my homeschooling struggle. Click on over to the blog to read all about it.
I never in a million years dreamed God would call me
to do something I was so unqualified to do.
Have you ever felt that way?
God created me with a personality and skill set that is the absolute opposite of what is needed to teach children.
Then He placed a spiritual conviction on my heart that rocked our world in the worst way possible. Homeschooling.
I struggled and suffered for about five years before finally giving up. I flat out quit. God called me to it and I walked away.
Well, I tried to walk away.
He knew my heart was to serve Him through obedience. But, I was miserable. I was depressed, frustrated, and experienced major episodes of anxiety on the daily.
Quitting was the first step to acknowledging my unqualifications. It helped me understand two things.
1. God doesn't want or expect me to fulfill the calling He placed on my heart all by myself.
2. God created me with limitations and inadequacies for a reason. He wants to fill in the gaps on my behalf. Trying harder and being better without Him was not part of the plan.
Once I fully understood what 2 Corinthians 12:9 means, everything changed for me.
And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee;
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
He changed me.
Now my Lord does all the heavy lifting when it comes to homeschooling. With loads and loads of grace, I just trust Him through it day by day.
God's call on our life
is not intended to be
an act of performance.
It's an act of faith.
I never in a million years dreamed God would intervene on my behalf the way He has. I never would have thought I would enjoy homeschooling. Or that depression and anxiety didn't have to be a part of my daily life. Or that my children would actually learn and grow academically with me as their teacher.
But, that's what happened. That's the God we serve.