Tuesday, March 8, 2011

To give[up], or not to give[up]

Are you giving anything up for lent?  

Attending Methodist, and then Baptist, and then non-denominational, and then back to Baptist churches, I never practiced the art of giving up anything for Lent.  

I am not sure if this is a valid item to give up, but I choose laziness.  I am going to give up being lazy for Lent.  Going through various life trials, and being busy at work has kept me seated in my office chair, typing away at my computer, or on a string of conference calls.  While this can't change any time soon (hello, March Madness!), what I do before I open or after I close the laptop certainly can change.  Unlike the usual Lent process, I don't want this to stop on Easter Sunday!  In fact, I am hoping this gets me back into my healthy fitness habits, and gets me back on track to be a happier, healthier me.  The me who continually delights herself in the Lord and doesn't loathe the stress, or who she sees in the mirror.  The me who continues to find joy in the little things, and sees beauty in a run through the neighborhood.  The me who is able to focus more on becoming person God created me to be, instead of worrying about fitting into jeans, or making a deadline.  Life is just too short.

....can I get an AMEN?! 

So there you have it, I am going to give up being lazy, so that I can get back to the healthier, happier, more fruitful me.

7 comments:

  1. I grew up in a Baptist church so I've never done Lent. That's an awesome thing, giving up laziness!

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  2. I like it. I grew up Baptist, but gave up alcohol for three straight years. I stopped giving things up for Lent because I wasn't doing it the way I should - I was abstaining, but not spending time in prayers when I struggled. So now I just think happy thoughts and pray on my own :)

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  3. I grew up (kind of) in the Catholic Church. So I am *very* familiar with Lent. However, since I was loosely brought up in the Catholic church, we never really gave anything up. I'm not giving anything up--but I, like you, am going to mark this as the day that I start getting out of the habit of eating sugary foods and carbs so that I can be healthier and so I can lose weight. Because I don't want to abuse the body that God gave me anymore :) Not that I was every really horribly gluttonous, but I want to be healthier and feel that way too.

    But, I haven't given up anything for Lent in *years*.

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  4. everytime i realize i'm being lazy, I try to correct it and then some! Not sure if it's working though!

    XOXO

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  5. I have NEVER known you to be lazy!

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  6. Amen!! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. AMEN SISTER!!

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