Today I started my 40-day word fast to help rid of my impulse to complain, speak negatively, criticize, or be judgmental towards others. I usually start my days off with such a positive outlook, feeling as though I’m on a mission to spread peace and love…BUT…it seems at some point in almost every day there’s some action of another that causes me to give side eye and question that person’s very existence. That’s not the right attitude, I know. Rather than cuss them profusely I simply deliver some witty sarcasm highlighting their ignorance, and then walk away complaining of their behavior every opportunity I have. Realizing the only person being affected by my response is me, it’s time to change things up.
I may not be able to share my complete 40-day journey to self-improvement with you, but perhaps this may encourage some who’ll find benefit in their own word fast.
I’m reading the @YouVersion plan ‘The Forty-Day Word Fast’. Check it out here: http://bible.com/r/Wj
Psalm 141:3 Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips.
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