Shaytan really takes advantage of homeschoolers. When you jump into something different, such as teaching your own children, you become susceptible to his attacks of doubt and fear. Unsure of your abilities, you second-guess your decisions and desperately look for affirmation and direction. Added to those doubts are questionning remarks and comments from those who don’t homeschool, and soon you begin to think, “I could really mess up my children’s lives if I do this wrong!” The multiple battlefronts of spiritual, emotional, and physical attack call for us to turn to Allah (Swt) for reinforcement. Only by turning to Him for strength, wisdom, and power can we fight the fears that Shaytan is trying to plant in our minds and hearts.
Are you tired of Shaytan’s attacks? Does it seem like when you find victory over one fear another one develops? I wish I could tell you things will get better, but that might not be the case. The battles will probably remain. You see, if Shaytan can’t keep your family from believing and worshipping Allah, his next goal is to keep your family from living for Allah. If you’re feeling weary today, run to The Greatest and beseech Him for his help. Ask Allah to empower you to face every fear. For when we turn to Allah, we can overcome the whisperings of shaytaan and continue with our homeschooling duties for His Sake.