My daughter recently turned five and I registered her into two private Christian schools in the area when she was two.
So now that admission assessments are being carried out, I have been praying for God’s will on which school He wants her to go to. I have laid it in His hands, because even though both are Christian, does not necessarily mean He wills her to go to a particular one. Especially the one I have my heart set on, as my church is based there. I have not been hearing too many good things about the one I really want her to go to, for various reasons, but I can’t take advice from man, and I have asked the Lord to make the decision for me.
However, I frankly told Him that I was a little concerned how I was going to know what His decision is. Both are excellent schools, so how would I know? If I get a peace about one school, I was worried it was just my favouritism toward that school and not from God. So I asked Him something outrageous – that He should deny Jordan’s entrance to the school if that was not the school He wanted her to go to.
After the assessment I got an email from the school saying they cannot accept her yet because they feel she needs to go to a Speech Therapist! I laughed! Of all things! This is a child who is extremely shy (which I think prompted their ‘finding’) yet uses words like ‘fascinating’ and ‘impossible’ and articulates extremely well for her age. I took her to a speech therapist just in case. I don’t want to be a biased parent. Turns out she scored within a seven year old range and I asked the therapist to email the report to the school.
So I said to the Lord, “Lord, if that was Your doing, she’s passed the test, so now what?”
The school emailed me a week later saying she will only be accepted into the school if she goes for speech therapy! Hah- after those scores, they’ve STILL made her acceptance conditional! My heart was so set on this school, but I no longer have a peace about it.
Well I asked for it- for her application to be rejected if it was not His will! It makes me wonder – if I never sought His will at all, I would have fought tooth and nail to get her into that particular school! Yet, here God shows up in the way He knows how – faithful.
I will continue to pray that His perfect will is done in this situation. I don’t need to know His reason, just His choice.
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9