Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fasting...

Every January, our church does a 21 day period of prayer and fasting. The main thing is that you must fast something that is very important to you therefore, you can focus on what is really important. So much of my time over the last year has been consumed with social media. I'm on twitter, facebook, and blogs for a good amount of my time each day. Last year I fasted meat and was a vegetarian for 3 weeks. It was hard, but I have always loved veggies, so it wasn't THAT much of a sacrifice for me. Don't get me wrong, anytime you tell me that I can't have something, it only makes me want it that much more. It's just my instinct. This year, the week before the fast started, I couldn't decide what to fast. I thought about doing meat again, but hubs has decided that we are going to be on the Atkins diet, so that would've been me with no carbs or meat. Just not really that feasible. So Wednesday night before the fast I thought that I had left my iPod charger at work. Well, when I got to work, I couldn't find it and went BANANAS! I was completely beside myself about the fact that I wasn't going to be able to check my email, facebook, or look at twitter for the next 8 hours. It was truly ridiculous! I thought about my actions and decided that I would give up all social media for 21 days. GASP! I didn't know about making it 8 hours, much less 21 days.
Well, guess what!?! I made it! Surprisingly enough I really didn't miss it all that much and my time was much better spent. I worked on building up our inventory for our business. I (tried) to read a book. And of course, I watched A LOT of movies.
I don't have any last affects such as tremors, twitches or shakes. So I am okay. The world is still turning and I am still ticking. I will continue to blog, be on facebook, and twitter. However, I will not let it consume as much time as I let it prior to the fast.
It's amazing what God will show you when you slow down and listen!

3 comments:

Jen said...

Wow...great job!!! I for sure don't think I could go without blogging, email checking, or Facebook for a day much less 21.

Great job!!

BrandyC said...

Missed you! I fasted Facebook too and was amazed at how much "free" time I had since I was disconnected.

Rebecca Louise. said...

That was such a good idea and your're right. Social media and the internet consumes so much of your time.

It's brilliant it showed you so much :)