I always believe that there are specific areas where God is focused in our lives at any given time. It's important to tune-in to the Holy Spirit so you can know where. It is in that place where God is focused on working, where you will experience His grace. It's so important not to jump out there and say "Oh, I want to get better at this..." when that might not be where the Holy Spirit is focused right now.
Everything we do, we want to be under grace, not under law. Meaning we don't want to merely do it because it's the "right thing to do". We want to do it because the Holy Spirit is leading us. How do you know what areas those are?
The whispers and suggestions of the Holy Spirit will tell you. Many times if we are spending time with God and cultivating His presence in our lives, we will hear the Holy Spirit making the same suggestions over and over again to us. The same things will weigh on our hearts.
Being a stay-at-home mom and running a business from home, I have so much on my plate everyday. There have been some areas of homelife that have really been bothering me.
1. Being able to jump in the shower everyday is such a challenge
2. Not being dressed and prepared to get out and take walk first thing in the morning with my baby
3. Not having a clean kitchen in the mornings when I wake up to motivate and inspire me in something I love doing, cooking.
While I'm not trying to do it all. These things are a problem for me. I would like get some control over these things but I know I have to be leaning on God's grace at the same time. I don't think these things would have become so bothersome for me if God wasn't ready to extend His grace to me in this area. But that doesn't mean I don't have to push. I believe I'm going to have to get up earlier to take a shower and get dressed, before the kids get up. That's hard to think about doing since I'm up at night with my 9 month old. That will help me with 2 of these items. The next hard things is making sure the kitchen is clean every night. Another thing that is hard, because I'm so tired by the time I get the kids to bed, that I don't want to do 1 more task. I just want sit on the couch and do nothing. Jumping in the shower in the morning to get dressed and cleaning the kitchen before bed will add an abundance to my life and the life of my family. I believe it's worth it. But I know it's not going to be easy. But as I press in and lean on God's grace, being aware that it's there to help me develop these habits. God's grace is not there to help you get everything perfect. It's there to help you in the areas that are going to bless you and the people around you in different seasons of life.