I am curious about Lent in a different way this year.
I am at a place on my journey that I am seeking to change the cycle of beliefs that fuel wrong thinking which fuel wrong behaviors or attitudes.
I have often wanted to change behaviors but didn’t take the time to unpack the beliefs that are rooted in those actions or attitudes!
And so I am carefully addressing my habits. I am giving up chocolate and diet coke, but not only for Lent, but more because of my desire to be healthy.
I have desired to have a Lenten season of fasting and feasting….
Fast from discontent ~ Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger ~ Feast on patience.
Fast from worry ~ Feast on faith.
Fast from complaining ~ Feast on appreciation.
Fast from bitterness ~ Feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-centeredness ~ Feast on compassion for others.
Fast from lethargy ~ Feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from emphasis on differences ~ Feast on recognizing unity.
Fast from unsettling anxiety ~ Feast on inner peace.
Fast from half-heartedness ~ Feast on commitment.
It is my hope and prayer that my Lenten season will be filled with fasting and feasting and that come Easter, I can attest to being a changed person!