I am sure you have got into a rut in your life before and desperately wanted a change. However, in this aspect of my life I was not in a rut. Everything was and is pretty great in my life. Except one thing: I was drifting away from my goals and purpose.
My church was doing a 21 day fast starting January 7, 2018. I decided to partake in it and give up meat (pork, beef, poultry) and wearing makeup. I lived off of chicken in my regular diet. So, I knew this would be a tad bit of a struggle for me in the beginning. Especially passing Gutherie’s and Chick-Fil-A all the time. and ya girl loved some false eyelashes. I was scared to go around looking like a naked mole rat but aye, if it would help me get back on track then I would try anything.
The days leading up to my fast I found out some pretty devastating news. Then a friendship of mine was not going so well. Which in turn I realized I was straying away from God; I needed Him to refocus me.
the fast had nothing but good come out of it.
First and foremost, my friendship did not end. It actually helped me place my energy on my goals and I have nothing but my friend to thank for that.
Secondly, being a pescatarian and wearing zero makeup for those 21 days was life changing. I realized I can do anything I set my mind to. In addition to that, my face did not break out AT ALL. I am convinced that processed meat is of the devil and is bad for my health. My energy levels are higher, my skin is brighter and clearer, and I am less stressed.
Thirdly, I began to hear God more. He was speaking to me and opening doors for me that I did not even think were unlocked. I have regained focus and I am more motivated than ever in my life. Fasting is good for the heart and soul and I would suggest everyone to try it at least once a year.