It’s official…I have LOST MY MIND!
I gave up sugar for lent! I have given up sugar before and it isn’t pretty. At least not at first. Then after a week or so…I guess my body starts to get used to it and it gets better. Yeah, my body might manage to get used to it, but my mind is a whole different thing. I will be thinking about wanting to eat sweets, specifically chocolate for many days!
I really like chocolate, I mean really, really like chocolate. OK, truth be told I am pretty much addicted to chocolate. So I have spent most of the day thinking about all the upcoming opportunities I am going to have to enjoy some really yummy desserts and I am going to have to abstain. Grrrr.
Special weekend with my daughter this weekend – no chocolate.
Women’s Retreat next weekend – no chocolate.
A trip to visit my parents for six days next month – no chocolate.
True Woman (http://www.truewoman.com/) event, long weekend, lotsa fun – no chocolate.
How pathetic is that? I have spent a better part of the day thinking about all the times I will REALLY want chocolate and won’t be able to have it.
Fasting is a powerful spiritual discipline. In the past it has taught me to take that yearning and desire for chocolate and redirect it towards my desire for a deeper relationship with my Savior.
I am guessing I should be anticipating what He will reveal to me through my fast, rather than lament the times I won’t be getting my chocolate fix. Oh the depravity of man…or should I say the depravity of this woman.
If you have never practiced the spiritual discipline of fasting…I double dog dare you to try! Give up something you really like for lent…that’s a great start!