Why would a gal who doesn’t like to clean (and isn’t exactly the queen of clean) write a book on cleaning?
(My in-laws actually told me I was profiting from my disability.)
I wrote 31 Days to Clean because I wanted to encourage women to clean and care for their domains without the guilt involved. It seems that most of the cleaning books out there are written by uber cleaning gurus who just don’t understand why you can’t just “do it!” I wanted to write from a perspective of a woman who wasn’t a natural cleaner, but who did want to persevere in order to create an environment filled with peace and love. The eBook, at the heart, is really about just that, the heart. It is about putting off guilt and shame and learning to walk in the truth that your “good enough” has nothing to do with your cleaning abilities. And it turns out, many women need to hear that! They need to hear that they don’t have to get it together to be “good”, “loving”, “submissive”, etc. They need to find their identity in the One who says, “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14).
I love the freedom that comes from knowing that I am already, in eternity’s perspective, perfect, complete, for all time. I don’t have to do better or be better, I just need to walk faithfully with my God as He molds me. And so do you.
You can keep and care for your home one step at a time, imperfectly. You wear imperfect flesh, but you have a perfect soul if you know Him. The blood covers the ugly.
So friend, today, if you struggle with maintaining your domain, you get overwhelmed, you wish you had a maid (I’m praying for one for you!), don’t let those feelings define you or get you stuck. Like Dory, just keep swimming! Give it to God and walk in His steps as He goes before you.
I’m in this with you, and together, with Him and our hearts set on eternity, we can persevere!
By Sarah Mae, SarahMae.com
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