What I’m Giving Up for Lent

 

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I’ve always really admired people who were able to successfully give up things that they love for Lent. And I mean like real things – wine, sweets, social media, tv – things that matter. And then you have people like me- people who think life is short, the world is a sad place, so why would I give up the few things that bring me joy and happiness?

Kidding, kidding (kind of). I truly love the original purpose of Lent- to begin preparing yourself for the resurrection of our Lord. But I think society has turned something that is supposed to be spiritually refining into an opportunity for a crash diet or a humble brag.  So honestly, I’ve just never felt strongly convicted to make the sacrifice because I know I’d be doing it for the latter reason.

But this year has been one of such growth and maturity for me spiritually, that I finally think I’m ready to practice Lent 2017.  I’m ready to give up something that consumes my thoughts on a pretty much daily basis.

CANDY.

Ya’ll, this is for real. I think giving up wine would be easier for me than giving up candy. This is how seriously I’m taking Lent this year. Every time I find myself salivating at the mouth thinking about that box of Hot Tamales, I’m going to commit to praying.  I’m really taking Psalm 34:8 to heart (“Taste and see that the Lord is good.”).  And I think that the best way to help keep candy off my mind is some retail therapy.  I mean, Spring Break is right around the corner…

What are you giving up for Lent this year? Comment below and let me know how we can get through this together!

Cheers, Erin

P.S. I have an AWESOME giveaway on Instagram right now –> you don’t want to miss it!

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Mickey Lynam March 3, 2017 / 22:44

    I love this blog! I’m giving up sweets and Diet Mountain Dew…..preparing for Easter by sharing in His sacrifice (in a very small way). Less than 45 days to go; but who’s counting

  2. Dee March 9, 2017 / 03:18

    I’m giving up soda

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