We have about 30 days left in Lent. How has it been going for you? What did you decide to fast? Interesting enough for me, it did not start off great. I do enjoy fasting but I just wasn’t in the right mind set when Lent started 2 weeks ago. I ended up fasting social media and fiction books, my old faithfuls. I really wanted to fast something else, switch it up in a sense but those are the two things that distract me the most from God. I think because I had just finished fasting in January and turn around in do it two weeks later was difficult. I enjoy the benefits of fasting but not the fasting itself. I was really had an unsettled feeling in my spirit the last few weeks before Lent start and I really just wanted to wallow a little.
I felt like I was growing weary in doing good. I did some Googling to see what to do when you feel that way but I really feel like it was giving me what I needed. I will talk more about that next week. I was moving close to burn out and I was getting nervous. Things were beginning to become routine and I was just going through the motions. My husband gave me some great advice. He said, take a step back and relax. You don’t have to constantly be doing something. The entire purpose of fasting is to draw closer to God. Make sure you are do it for the right reasons. God doesn’t appreciate lip service. You want to end your fasting period energized and refreshed. I just started fasting last week, but already feel more settled in my spirit.
Check out my previous post about fasting if you want more information.