Are you in a place where you feel centered in God? Are you in a place where you can just be yourself? Where you can lay yourself aside and just live? Can you easily get out of your own skin and forget about yourself? That is vital to being able to live this life of faith.
If you find yourself caught inside your own soul, trapped in self-consciousness, ask God for escape.
Our eyes have to be on Him, especially in this Christmas season. If you find yourself grumbling let it be a call to yourself to stop and look up.
"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:3-4