When you undertake a journey, most of the time, it’s a special time in your life. You selected a destination and determined what you would need to embark on this journey. You saved and made sacrifices so you and your family can enjoy this special time together.
We are on this journey; there is anticipation but there is also the fear of failure. You made your decision and now you are wondering, do I have the will power to go the distance. Well if you were on the journey alone, then that would be a big area of concern. But you are not alone. The purpose of this journey is to draw closer to God; He will help you.
Now giving up food and entertainment are not the only change that can be made during Lent; some people of faith take this time to dig deep into the word of God. The Apostle Paul told Timothy, “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.” 2 Timothy2:15 NLT. Then others spend more time to prayer. When you spend more time in prayer and Bible Study, you are giving up your time to do as you please so that you can spend time with God.
So as we live through Day 2. Let us give up complaining; complaining expresses dissatisfaction. It’s so easy to choose to complain when things are not going the way you would like. So today, let’s be thankful. Yes, the bus is late but you can be grateful that you didn’t have to walk for two hours to get to work; you have a job while some are unemployed. If you look over the shoulder of complaints, you would see how blessed you are. In Day 2, let’s have an attitude of gratitude. “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
Well, as you know, Day 1 of these kinds of journeys can be challenging. But I was able to stay focused and on task. When it gets difficult, take a moment and just whisper a prayer. The first week would be a challenge as our bodies adjust to the change but as we stay with it, it would become easier.
Thought for Today: Friend, we can do this!
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.