When Homemaking Is Not Your Strong Point
If you're like me, you have to shake your head sometimes at the women who seem to be so natural at all things domestic. I sure love being a homemaker, but I don't really feel like I'm good at certain parts of it.
Do you ever feel that way?
Maybe you look at that person who always has a clean house even if you drop in unannouced and wonder how in the world they do it?
Or you see the lady who is so incredibly organized and wish you could even spend one day that organized?
Maybe you have a running list in your head of stuff you wish you were better at: cooking, cleaning, mothering, or even spending more time in God's Word and prayer.
I know that when I start thinking about all of the areas I frankly stink at, it can be discouraging.
I'm determined not to beat myself up over areas where I'm not perfect, but yet I'm detrmined not to just settle in where I'm at either.
I want to watch others who have mastered a certain aspect of homemaking and learn from their strenghths. What can I glean from how they are doing things that will help me improve in that area?
I hope that if you're discouraged about not being very good at certain aspects of homemaking that you will determine the same thing. Don't beat yourself up! Even those who we look up to as being “model homemakers” have their own struggles that we can't see from the outside.
Don't be discouraged, homemaker! You are doing a great job because you are improving!