The season of Lent is upon us. People are saying goodbye to various forms of social media, unheathy foods, and an array of other things. I was struck today with the desire to give up something. In the past, I celebrated lent with a bit of a twist. While I still believe that is more in line with what I need to do, I also want to give up something else.
Most pick some sort of food. With my recent food allergy findings, I cannot have any of the foods I would give up. While I am on various forms of social media, I find myself using it more for work related reasons than anything else. We do not watch much TV around here, so saying, "Hey, I am not watching TV for lent," would require no sacrifice at all. Committing to exercising daily would be ridiculous because once I have my doctor's release, I will be returning to that exact regimen.
I am left pondering what it is that I should abstain from. The first thing that popped into my head is negative thinking and the doubts that race through my mind, but that is more like my lent with a twist concept. So far, all I have come up with is nut butters, which I do love. I could eat an entire jar of SunButter in one sitting. No, I have not yet accomplished that feat, but I am certain I have come close. Nut butters, that is the best I can come up with right now. Maybe the food allergy findings gave me a jumpstart on the lenten season.
Let me know what you are sacrificing during this time, and why. Honestly, I am always more interested in why someone chooses something rather than the actual something they chose. Plunge in, dive deep, and enjoy this time of focusing on Christ!