Happy Hump Day!! I am excited to be writing another blog post. (I should be working on homework, but I got inspired when I took a break to make an afternoon protein shake. Actually Megan is the true inspiration of this post, my protein shake is just the sugar on top!
Lent began exactly 1 week ago today. Megan and I usually give up something like ice cream or coffee, etc. Something that is only going to better myself for the few weeks until Easter. This year Megan decided to give up complaining. What better way to be reminded of what Jesus sacrificed for us then to give up something that could bring us closer to God? Giving up something that is so challenging is bound to have some hiccups. I decided to join her on this journey. So far I have discovered that as humans we complain a lot! I found myself complaining about classes, schedules, getting up early, and even the bachelor not recording! Even if I fail miserably at not complaining entirely until Easter, it has added a whole new perspective into my life had I not braved the temptation.
1 Peter 5: 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5: 6 shares an important aspect to lent that I had not ventured into before. Giving up something is not easy but God will lift us up in due time. In the past I believed that failing during lent was just awful. How could I not go 40 days without ice cream when Jesus went 40 days with the devil tempting him? But I now believe that we need God to help us do what we think might be impossible. I am going to take lent in strive and be an accountability buddy for Megan just like she will be for me. Not complaining is possible in due time! It only takes 30 days to make a habit ;).
While writing this post I sipped on a delicious peanut butter coffee protein shake! Recipe time for this beautiful Wednesday afternoon!
Peanut Butter Coffee Protein Shake
Blend all Ingredients:
1 Banana, 4 ice cubes, coffee protein (complete nutrition), unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop powder peanut butter, 1 scoop cocoa, 1 scoop flax seeds, and 1 spoon of coconut. I added a few marshmallows on top to add a touch of happiness 🙂