Have you quit fasting yet? We started on Sunday so today is the end of day 3, did you quit? How about compromise? Did you sneak a gallon of Ice Cream or a chocolate shake from Sonic thinking nobody was looking? You devoured it with a passion wondering how you survived so long without it, but before the sugar can even hit your bloodstream you have a feeling or twinge of guilt….But then the sugar kicks in immediately after that and the guilt is washed away like a blanket of snow under a spring rain. So since you have already fallen off the fasting wagon (and it never felt so good bounce face first on the dirt road of life), you decide to just forgo the fast. I mean after all you blew it, you might as well just give up and enjoy life.
That is not what you should do. What you should do is give your flesh a swift kick in the – pick a body part and insert here – and get back on that fasting wagon and ride it to the house! Even if you mess up it’s okay. I have actually had people think that God was mad at them for not completing a fast. That is a silly ungodly thing to think. Do you realize how much God is blown away by your sacrifice of faith? How he is loving it that his kids are willfully giving up food, certain types of food, to get closer to him? He is wowed! He is blown away! Keep it up. Don’t stop! Just try again. And if it’s easier for you then just alter your route to work and don’t drive by Sonic!