OK Divas, I am painstakingly on day 9 of our 31 days to clean challenge. Completing this challenge is gonna take me longer than 31 days but I am DETERMINED to do it!
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So, the lesson for day 9 is all about confronting laziness. OUCH! I, just like the author, Sara Mae, do not think of myself as lazy. I often feel too busy to clean or just plain too tired but not lazy. One of the things that I have learned in my quest to stay off of the show “Hoarders” is that you have to be consistent with cleaning.
Consistent and laziness just don’t seem to go together. Unless of course you are consistently lazy which means nothing is getting done but at least you are consistent.
I must admit, I have been lazy with my diligence in making cleaning a priority. This challenge has really helped me be intentional and mindful about keeping things picked up. Are things perfect? NO…VERY far from!
Remember divas, it is all about Imperfect Progress–“slow steps of change wrapped in grace”.–Lisa Terkeurst.
For lesson 9, the author of 31 Days to Clean refers to Proverbs 31:27
She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. (Proverbs 31:27)
Ouch! How many times have I just simply not completed some housework because I was not “feelin’ it” which is code word for lazy?
At the end of each lesson, the author, Sara Mae, gives two challenges:
- The Mary Challenge -Something you do that encourages/engages your heart
- The Martha Challenge – Specific cleaning tasks
The Mary Challenge for Lesson 9- Every time you find yourself saying, “I will do that later”, stop and pray for God to give you a spirit of dilligence. Then with an obedient heart, go to work. If (and when) you fail, all His grace to lift you up and begin again.
The Martha Challenge for Lesson 9- Sweep, vacuum and mop floors. Add fresh flowers to brighten your day.
I was able to finish the kitchen floors this weekend! Woo hoo! It felt good to have them done!
Ok, so y’all know I still had to complete the Martha Challege for day 8 (cleaning the kitchen drawers). Since I could not tackle them all, I decided to do the JUNK drawer! I thought I took a “before pic” but my phone says other wise:( Here is the after pic: