Not so sure whether its 7 or 8 days, but I’m in the last leg of my fasting. Its been a couple of weeks since I started when a friend of mine asked me to join him and his girlfriend on their fasting as form of prayer.
To tell you the truth, its not so easy. 21 days of no rice, no meat (any kind, including seafood and poultry) is not an easy feat for someone who loves to eat these food. Well, I guess that’s why its called sacrifice. I’ve never done this before and I thought I’d give up in the middle of it all, yet I didn’t. I guess prayers are really powerful because every time I’m craving, I just pray that God give me strength to endure. And so far, I’ve endured it. No problems with meat and rice. Though sometimes, I envy my friends eating meat and rice and I just keep telling myself, you’re doing this with a purpose and that the end of the fasting is fast approaching.
I keep promising myself that after the 21 days of fasting, I’ll treat myself (actually I asked mom to treat me) to a restaurant and I’ll order all the meat I can order. Hahaha! Just kidding. I was just craving for some Shanghai rolls. But I’m not going back to rice anymore. I thought, I could survive without rice in my diet, why stop now? Or maybe I could go back but smaller portions. Gotta start somewhere right?
Anyway, my friend just text messaged me that he was challenged again for his last week of fasting to give up something more; DAIRY PRODUCTS, which includes cheese and all that comes with it. So since his sacrifice is up a notch, I should level up mine to. And that’s giving up sweets for the rest of the week, our last leg. 7 days of bland food or something salty? I know I can do it. I trust my God. He will provide for me. Wish me luck on my last week!