Preparation Time

It’s preparation time…

NO MORE BURGERS FOR 21 DAYS 😭

If  you had the chance to read my Final Countdown post, then here is the finale of counting down. It’s officially preparation time for the 21 day challenge. I said I challenged myself 21 days of blogging and therefore I have to keep my word.

And in all actuality, I know this task is possible, BUT I am really going through the “motions” of emotions with the goal I’ve set for myself. With the preparation of this fast and challenge, I am being forced to relinquish all control to bring my flesh into submission. Inside, I feel like scattered puzzle pieces. If you picture this figuratively, I’m running throughout the puzzle pieces and trying to pile them wherever they can fit. I’m dreading the unknown and feel safer trying to put the “pieces” of my life back together again where “I” see fit. Now, if you read a few posts back, you will understand the quotations around I. You can read it here.

See, what I’m learning when it comes to challenging yourself is that you MUST have a mindset change. Over time, I’ve built the habit of finding reasons to remain complacent within my own comfortable shell of disfunction. If you remember my “go to” from my Final Countdown post about food, then you will understand how comfortable I got destroying myself. This is not a hyperbolic statement either. So, what exactly is it that I am preparing for?

A LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Most importantly to add with this lifestyle change is the fact that I won’t be returning to the old way of comfort. But wait! I didn’t even tell you all the exact fast I’m doing…

Well, I will be completing the Daniel’s fast. I contemplated over and over what to do, but throughout conversation I received my little confirmation. This isn’t my favorite fast to do. After the little shopping I did yesterday to finalize my preparation, I actually felt a bit of joy overcome me. Maybe it’s because I know the change that will be happening or simply what is to come.

My settings are being restored and I’m being rewired. My determination has now replaced my contemplation meaning I am seizing all opportunities. No longer will I hold myself back from being healthier, reading and studying more and simply having a clustered mind of chaos. I am determined to walk through every opened door that was meant for me. I am not talking about doors I tried to force open additionally.

6:00 A.M. my life is turning around. It’s preparation time for what I will be consuming, thinking about and priorities. Also, it’s much easier said than done if you haven’t tried it. I’m honestly very excited to see the mentality and wisdom I gain but more importantly a steady relationship with God.

If you want to know more about the Daniel Fast, you can check out this site here. It breaks down the list of foods you can and cannot eat as well.

Pray for me as I pray for you! Always remember to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6

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