Not long ago we were at a dinner with a group of people all having a very interesting conversation. We were having a discussion regarding “schooling.” In other words, were my children in public school or did we homeschool.
We have homeschooled, Christian schooled and are presently public schooling. When I shared that our children were presently in the public school the response from one of the father’s was, “Wow, you must have to play defense all the time!” Well being the sports savvy Mom that I am, I smiled with confidence and said “Absolutely not, we are on the offense most the time actually.”
So before I go any further, if you are wondering what in the heck “offense” and “defense” means… let me explain. You see I was kidding about being a sports savvy Mom! I am just getting the hang of the lingo after many years of watching my kids play sports.
Offense: In sports, offense, also known as attack, is the action of attacking or engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring points or goals.
In other words the OFFENSE has a plan of action for scoring/winning – my definition
Defense: the action of protecting oneself, one’s goal, or one’s allotted part of the playing area against an opponent’s attacks
In other words the DEFENSE is protecting itself from attack – my definition
I was so pleased to report that my kids are on the offense! Our family has decided to be leaders and life changers. Movers and Shakers! They have a game plan with all the rules for this offensive strategy to WIN the game and to win the hearts of there peers.. it is the Word of God, the Bible.
They are fueled with Holy Spirit power and dressed in full armor for battle! They do not need to fear when on that rare occasion they need to play defense, because they have practiced the plays and know them by heart. They stand firm and hold there ground. They do not crumble when the defending team try’s there defensive strategies of this world!
So whether you homeschool, private school, public school…teach your children the offensive plays from the RULE book…the Word of God and they will be the Champions!!
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” Matt. 5:14-16
Tell me, does your parenting plan include offensive plays?