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Monday, April 6, 2020

Day 35 of The Lent Soul Fast With Cassandra Mack

Cassandra Mack’s Soul Fast 40-Day Challenge

Day 35

Fasting From Negative People

Today’s Fast: Today We Are Fasting from people who are …Selfish and Entitled

Selfishness is a big problem. Studies have been done on narcissism, “the Me Generation,” even what makes selfish people so greedy and self-seeking. But when someone you have to deal with regularly is consistently self-absorbed, they can leave you feeling drained and used.
If someone is both totally self-absorbed and completely insensitive to the needs of those around them, then they are not likely to be able to participate in a friendship or a relationship of mutual caring, concern and giving. Over time, this will leave you feeling exhausted with little to no energy to do the things that you’ve been called and purposed to do.
Babies, of course, are supposed to be selfish, they are totally dependent on their caretakers for their survival (this is different from being entitled). Part of the work of bringing up children to live in a social world is helping them begin to understand that other people have feelings and needs too. But when you are dealing with grown people who are selfish and entitled, this can be very draining on your spirit.
Today, take a step back and assess your relationships with people who are selfish, so that you can evaluate whether or not you should come out from among them. *****And if you are in a position where you are not yet able to come out from among them physically, then come out from among them spiritually and psychologically by creating some emotional distance and making sure you put on the whole armor of God before dealing with them.

If you are a selfish and self-seeking person, ask God to search your heart and renew a right spirit in you.

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:  … For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,” (2 Timothy 3: 2)

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 35 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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With Love,
Cassandra Mack