31 Days To Clean {Day 11: Limitations (Life is Hard)}

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We’re living {Living Life Fully Committed}. The focus right now? Our homes.

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Just joining us? We are now on Day 11 of Sarah Mae’s e-Book, 31 Days To Clean She takes us through Spring cleaning (or anytime cleaning) in simple manageable steps. If you missed any of the posts in this series, you can find them all {here}.

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“I’m so overwhelmed, I don’t even know where to start.” 

My friend looked exhausted. She wanted to badly to manage her home, yet she was right in the trenches. With several little ones at home and some financial needs mixed in, she could barely keep up. Getting up and getting the littles dressed and ready for school was enough to send her into anxiety mode. 

Sound familiar? 

Or how about Sue? She finally found her groove. She found a cleaning schedule that worked, her family was enjoying more meals around the dinner table, and that pile of laundry was making it to the washer most of the time.

Until her children got sick, that is. After three weeks of caring for her little ones, Sue was exhausted. She barely had the motivation to pour cereal into the bowls, let alone make a real dinner. This would just have to do. She dragged herself through the day. Bedtime could not come fast enough. 

Ever been there? 

And how about Serena? Her husband was laid off and now the bills are piling up. The mortgage company is calling every week. They want their money. Hubby is trying desperately to find a job.

While the search continues, Serena opens her fridge wondering what she will feed her family today. Extras? There’s no money for extras. Cash set aside for miscellaneous purchases such as cleaning supplies: so not a priority right now. 

Can you relate? 

Life can be hard. When you finally find some rhythm in your day, things change. Something comes up and agitates your routine.

What if I told you that you don’t have to go through these difficult seasons by yourself?  What if I told you that your limitations are not limitations to God?

I share with you what I shared with my sweet, overwhelmed friend.

God sees your heart. He understands your season in life. God is not standing there with His finger-pointing at you. You have permission to grieve these hard seasons. You have permission to grieve losses and changes.

But when you do so, do it in the Presence of God.

Even if it’s moment by moment, acknowledge God’s Presence. He’s always there ready to strengthen. His grace really is sufficient.

Make Sure To: 

  • Get rest.
  • Eat right.
  • Pray. Pray. Pray. (Yes you will see this a lot in any of my action plans!)
  • List the things that are overwhelming you or challenging you at this point.
  • List the things that you CAN do. Even if it doesn’t seem like much. 
  • Pray about your limitations and hard places. 
  • Do the next thing on your CAN-do list. 

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6, NKJV).

Life presents limitations and difficult situations. But God is a God of no limitation. Is there anything to difficult for God? (Genesis 18:14). 


Today’s Challenge (from 31 Days To Clean)

Mary Challenge:  Let grace cover the areas you cannnot change. Don’t beat yourself up or think you aren’t doing enough. God knows where you’re at. His grace is sufficient. 

Martha Challenge:  Living Room- Wash walls and ceilings (get rid of those cobwebs). 


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Posted on May 16, 2013, in CLEANING, HOME & ORGANIZATION, HOME MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZING. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Amen. Great post.

    Psalm 55:22
    Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

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