We are a few days removed from the beginning of Lent.
Many people will give something up. Some will give up things that are small struggles and others will give up something that majorly impacts their daily living.
It is okay to focus on what we will give up; however, it is vital to also focus on what we hope to gain from the season known as Lent.
Life is tough. It is quite easy to think about things that hold us down.
But what about what we need in our lives?
I am not equating needs with material stuff. Yes, we could all use more money, a better vehicle, or help with home repairs. But our needs are far more greater than materialistic. We have internal needs. Needs for peace and comfort in this ever changing and chaotic world. We have needs for love in a world that often tells us we are not good enough, not pretty enough, not ___________ enough (fill in the blank).
This is where having a different perspective on Lent comes into play…………..
Many people simply view Lent as giving something up. The issue with this is I know a lot of people who would not even consider themselves as “spiritual” or “Christian” who give something up for Lent. So if you are a Christian and you are reading this post–perhaps putting a different twist to LENT would be more appropriate.
What could you add to your life or do differently during Lent? Maybe you need to read Bible more or journal your thoughts. Maybe you need to try to mend some relationships that went sour. Do Lent differently. Anyone can give something up but you need to grow too!
Ponder the following questions:
—-What can I give up for Lent ? (stumbling block)
—-What can I add to my life? (for growth)
—–How can I simplify my life? (work/personal)
Any questions? Comment on here and I will get back to you!