I LOVE chocolate----it would be a big sacrifice to give up my little bites of chocolate I enjoy everyday--
I HAVE TO HAVE my Diet Dr Pepper EVERY morning---my caffeine kick to begin my day---omitting that would likely cause pain to those around me!
I could stop writing for 40 days---I might implode
While thinking all this over--it occurred to me--it is not necessarily about giving something up----you could commit to doing something daily for 40 days--It IS about DISCIPLINE! Discipline to NOT do something or TO do something! Discipline requires a conscious effort in the beginning--but with persistence it becomes habit- Perhaps even a Holy Habit. I plan to find something I will commit to doing everyday for 40 days--something God would approve of--something to further His kingdom in me and on this earth. 40 Days of Purpose-Self Imposed Discipline-Leading to a Habit--Pursuing HIS Plan for me.
"Exercise daily in God, no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever."
I Timothy 4:9