Cassandra Mack’s Soul Fast 40-Day Challenge
Fasting From Negative Choices
Today’s Fast: Today We Are Fasting from the choice to… Complain
Are you the type of person who complains a lot? I'm not talking about a legitimate complaint; but the kind of complaining where it's chronic and the complaints are over virtually everything that you are dissatisfied with in a nit-picking kind of way? Do you have a friend, family member or co-worker who is a habitual complainer? How long can you stand being in their presence without feeling like they are sucking the life force out of you?
Complaining - especially chronic complaining, in many ways is like riding a runaway train ....once you get started it’s very hard to stop. Why? Because, you can get so wound up in voicing all the things that you are dissatisfied with and upset about, that you stop looking on the bright side of life and you stop looking for ways to resolve the issue in order to find a better way to deal.
Think about the last time you or someone you know were on a complaining streak – where you were on a roll complaining about: your job, your spouse, your kids or something else. Were you spending more time verbalizing what you were upset about or more time looking for solutions? Be honest. When venting turns into persistent complaining; you have to find a way to put the breaks on your complaining so that you can focus on solutions instead of feeding your problems.
****Here’s an exercise you can do to help you abstain from complaining: When you realize you're complaining, take a deep breath in, then exhale deeply. Be honest with whoever you're talking to about your decision to abstain from complaining. "You can say, 'I'm on a complaining fast, and I just caught myself complaining."
Remember – Today you are abstaining from complaining and instead seeking solutions to your problems. And sometimes the only solution is to be at peace within yourself.
Today Is A New Day
It’s new because the sun has risen this morning.
It’s new because you have arisen to meet it.
And the risen version of you has the power and capacity to rise to the occasion and handle your business for today.
Remind Yourself: …“ Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” (Ephesians 4: 29)
PRAYER: You can pray the scripture from today’s message or you can pray about anything that’s on your heart.
FASTING with The Soul Fast Workbook: Take at least 15-minutes today to renew your mind and fast from negative thinking by intentionally taking your thoughts captive as you complete your journal entry for (DAY 25 in the, Soul Fast Workbook.
ALMSGIVING: If you are Giving Away $1 A Day along with us as part of your Almsgiving, don’t forget to pay-it-forward today. You can download my free Give Away $1 A Day Journal at the following link. Give Away $1 A Day Journal
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