How Do You Make Decisions?

It seems that choices fall into three categories:

  1. Choices that are healthy and helpful
  2. Choices that are harmful
  3. Choices that appear perfectly neutral

How many times have you said, “I’ll just do this–won’t hurt”?

Lent is approaching. And Lent always faces me with a question to fast or not. And if I fast, what will I fast? And why will I fast that particular thing?

I’m toying with approaching Lent head on with this question:

Is it possible to make choices based on option 1 only? In other words, if it’s not helpful, then it’s harmful, even if it seems neutral.

For 40 days, is it possible to focus on decisions that only build up.

  • Is it possible to abstain from caffeine and alcohol and simple sugar?
  • Is it possible to forgo much of the TV that I watch?
  • Is it possible to turn my phone completely off or avoid distraction with social media or, heaven forbid, Temple Run?
  • Is it possible to focus on exercise in the morning?
  • Is it possible to be diligent in quiet and devotional time?
  • Can I even be generous with my time and money?
  • Can I work hard with my mind and my hands?
  • Can I read with my children and play games and other more productive, non-screen related fun.

That’s where I am.

More to report later.

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