Here I am at week three of my fast. Just five more days left. I truly wanted to “step up” my game this week, but instead I find myself backing off just a little bit. I’ve been faced with some challenges this week, which has frustrated me to no end, but I keep reminding myself that the Lord looks at the heart. I have to believe that He is pleased with me and that nothing I’ve done is in vain.
Challenge #1 – Lack of Finances.
It’s very hard to fast when you have limited financial resources to buy the food that you need, in order to keep yourself from indulging in the foods you are supposed to be fasting from. The first week I was able to stock up on fruits and vegetables, but this week, well nada. As the wife of an unemployed husband, sometimes I simply have to make do and eat what I have. For a minute or two I considered a water fast for this last week, but I knew it was not wisdom from the Lord. So what I did to adapt this week was add chicken to my diet, and a few healthy, whole grains. It hasn’t been perfect. I’ve messed up a couple of times, beat myself up a little bit, but climbed back on the wagon.