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?