This is the first year that I have made a conscious commitment to participate in Lent. Since October 2017 I have made very intentional strides in my goal to grow closer to God. So I am excited that I made it to a point to sacrifice things I felt were a distraction. I decided to give up my major social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and unnecessary spending.
Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but it can also become a place that promotes negativity and envy. I did not want to fall into the pit of constantly comparing my life to others. “Why don’t I have this? or how did they get that before me?” I needed to celebrate my blessings and be thankful for the things that I have. Also, without social media, I have put more energy into accomplishing long-term goals pertaining to my career. I can’t wait to share my most recent blessing. 🙂
I know I’m not the only one who buys things out of want instead of need. I’m quick to say, “I don’t feel like cooking. Let me just go buy something.” Or buying clothes when I have things in the closet with the tags still on them. So now I ask myself, “is this a want or a need?” That money I would have wasted has gone towards my tithes and offerings and savings. In other words, I am more financially responsible and plan to keep this going after Lent.
So for those of you who feel like I fell off the face of the earth, now you know why. Plus, if you have my number, I’m only a call/text away! 😉