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Fasting-from Negativity

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

So I'm fasting this month.  Yep, I'm fasting for the whole month of May.  I'm not partaking of depression, oppression, or heaviness.  I've decided that I'm taking a break from discouragement for the whole month.  Instead, I plan to lead a life of joy and hope.  I've been struck (not literally) by Psalm 16:11 "...in your presence if fullness of joy, in your right hand there are pleasures forever."  That's what I want.  I'm fasting from negativity; I'm refusing to accept discouraging ideas that want to move in to me.  When those ideas show up, I plan to say, "Sorry, you'll have to leave.  I can't have you in here.:

I have slipped a few times already.  I've sneaked off to the cupboard for a dose of hopelessness.  You know how pill bottles have child-proof lids?  Well, I'm trying to make the discouragement bottle Keith-proof.    We'll see how I do.  Will anyone notice?