I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon feeling lousy. I had picked up Jack from school and did so with an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. Jack had a great day, and that was good to hear. However as I spent time with his teacher after school asking questions and her opinion about Jack's development, it came to my attention that he is not ready for Prep in Victoria. Prep in Victoria is equivalent to Year One outcomes in QLD. And so although in QLD Jack is more than excelling in Prep in QLD, in Victoria he is too far behind to catch up. I want Jack to love learning and succeed at what he is doing, so after conversing with the Kinder teachers yesterday, Jack is going to begin Kinder on Thursday. During all of this I had the voice of the enemy telling me 'See, they told you he wasn't ready and now you've gone to all of this fuss to get him enrolled. You look like and idiot (yes the enemy uses those sorts of words and much worse)', and 'Here you are telling everyone that God wants Jack to go to school and he can't, God doesn't know what he's talking about. You have let your son down.'
STOP RIGHT THERE!
'I recognise you buddy, and your history in the name of Jesus!' was my reply. I still felt lousy I can tell you, but I made a choice at that point to fight back. I know what God told me and his word is true, Jack will attend school it is just phased differently down here. He will be happy in his learning because it is at his level. He will move onto Prep next year with a great group of friends and his teacher is awesome. And the most amazing thing is there was only one spot available at Kinder, kept waiting just for Jack. God is faithful, and will not let us fall. He knows I have taken a hit for his name's sake. He knows I was hurting, and I know where my treasure is laid up.
I love you Lord. I have my eyes fixed fast on you and I choose to close my ears to the lies of the enemy. Your ways are beyond my ways and we will follow you all of our days.