Yesterday I was watching an amazing sermon by Stephanie Ike from the Potters House OneLA titled “ Help! my mind is a mess. This sermon has put a fire deep in my soul. Stephanie talked about dealing with our fears and going after our goals. What resonated with me the most was that at the end of the sermon she mentioned that she will be going on a 21 day challenge to fast from her fears👏🏾 and that she will be going after all the things she has been putting off because of fear. Whoop child, what an idea!!
I have been feeling out of sorts the past few weeks and what better way to get out of my funk than a new challenge? So I have decided to jump onto this 21 day challenge and my goal is watch my thoughts very closely, weed out any negativity and focus on positive thoughts and actions. Awareness is the first step to healing so I need to identify all those things that have been weighing me down, besides the obvious COVID situation.
So, for the next 21 days I am going to challenge myself to not only identify my thought patterns but to also replace them with positive ones. It is a practice known as reframing. In psychology, reframing is simply looking at something in a different way. It can be a person, a relationship or a situation. It is about shifting your thought patterns and I will be the first to admit that it’s about time I get rid of some of the thoughts that have been plaguing my mind lately. To be honest some of my negative thoughts are residual feelings from 2020. Well, they have got to go because I have things to do and I need a sound mind and peace.
If you want to join the 21 day fast from your fears challenge I suggest that you watch the sermon by Stephanie in the link above and hear what she had to say about fear crippling us and stopping us from really living. Figure out what it is that has been distracting you from doing what you are supposed to be doing and fast from it for 21 days. For me, its negative thinking. I am not sure yet if I will blog about my challenge, I might do a weekly check in or something. I’ll see how it goes, but I will definitely write an update.