What I’m Giving Up For Lent

Pessimism. 

Woah, what did you say? Yes, pessimism. This lent, I’m going to look at the bright side of things, and in every failure, I am going to look at the positive aspects.

Last year, I gave up chocolate which was absolutely torturous, since I live for chocolate. And this year, I’ve put myself up for an even bigger challenge.

In many respects, I think it’s easy to give something external up. Normally, people give up a certain type of food that they like. Or some people try to stop a certain habit. Yet, one of the hardest things to do, is to change your thoughts and your mentality. Perhaps even harder, is the constant reminder to be less pessimistic about life and other people.

So hopefully, these next 40 days will be fruitful. Hopefully, I will be able to survive this desert where pessimism bears no fruit.

Please keep me in your prayers. Pray that I will have perseverance and willpower to always look to Him, even when things don’t look so good.

‘May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.’
Psalm 19:14

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