For the month of February, I participated in a corporate fast.
“Fasting?! Why would you starve yourself?!”
I know I know I thought the same thing.
The Daniel Fast is actually LESS about starving yourself and MORE about clearing out distractions to hear from Him.
Read up on it. Trust me
The Daniel Fast
Now of course I could not possibly go through anything without sharing some amazing things I learned.
Without further ado…
1. I actually DON’T need coffee to function
Let that soak in. The mantra of Moms everywhere “but first coffee”. My oldest will tell the world the first thing he learned
“don’t bother Mama until 8 am and when she’s had coffee”
Now what I need to function is a good night’s sleep, a list, and my bible.
Lists are my way of controlling my life.
My bible reminds me how amazing I really am.
2. I am a better human without distractions.
During my food fast, I also limited my social media time. Which was DIFFICULT. I never realized how plugged in I had become. I started speaking to people as I walked by them.
Eye contact is impact full y’all and a dying part of our culture.
Make a choice to make direct eye contact with 10 people you walk by during the day. You’ll thank me later.
3. Kale is gross.
I have had a troubled relationship with kale.
I LITERALLY cannot.
I once mowed a lawn (living in the Mid-West) and dumped the bag on a high wind day.
Personally (it may be different to different pallets) eating kale reminds me of inhaling an entire bag of grass clippings.
4. My children were happier.
The Trio wanted to participate so bad. I wasn’t comfortable with them altering their already limited diet.
Let’s be real kids eat whatever they want. They will outlast us all.
My 3 chose to give up the X Box. Which also included limiting their Netflix/Hulu viewing to “Christian TV ONLY” decided by The Princess herself.
I will not sugarcoat and make believe everything was sunshine and rainbows. BUT they were actually happy. We got to look at each other (eye contact) at dinner, had tickle fights like Ye Olde Days (because Old English makes everything that much funnier), and played with all of the toys they got for Christmas. For once. Kids.
5. I saved money.
Seems like a no brainer right?!
I am an intelligent human being.
Take my word for it.
But realizing how often I gave in to MY impulses… not the days when I was running late from work or we had appointments right after our TWO HOUR commute and needed to Drive It Right On Thru……
The days when I thought “I deserve Sonic” but didn’t do anything but exists.
There you have it.
If you feel led to Fast. I say listen to it.
Listen to your Medical Professional as well. Because let’s face it… I only play a Doctor on TV.
Sooner than later!