The Magic of 30



I recently completed my first Whole30. If you don’t know what I’m talking about Google it, and you will see the lifestyle-change-jumpstart diet I’m talking about. In a nutshell, it’s cutting out sugar, dairy, grains and legumes. All the cutting out in order to reset your body. 
Well, I seriously never, like never, ever thought I’d make it 30 days with no cheating! But….
I did it!!
Seriously, it gave me the same sense of accomplishment that training and completing half marathons has done. I’ve been so proud of myself. 
As the 30th day approached, I started feeling anxious, I didn’t want to go back to eating all the junk I usually ate. I wanted a lifestyle change. So I’ve jumped right into another Whole30 just to break some bad habits, and then I’ll transition into a Paleo eating lifestyle…if that’s what you call it! 
You see, I know myself. I have some addictive tendencies, mixed with stubbornness and a lack of self-control. BUT, God; I have Him. We all have Him. His Holy Spirit pulls me through. His Holy Spirit can pull you through. His Holy Spirit, I know, carried me, and continues to carry me, through this diet that can feel like deprivation, but is really a reset for real freedom from foods that are not good for my body. 
So I realized, I need a prayer reset. A worry reset. A mindset reset. Is there a worry or a constant something that takes up your mind space? What if we gave it to God for 30 days straight? Every day. Every time we wanted to worry or fret about it, What if we turned that worry into a prayer for 30 days? I think we would reset. I think we would train our minds to turn to prayer and God first, before we worry or try to figure things out on our own. 
So I’ve decided to put myself on a 30 Day Prayer Challenge. For 30 days I’m going to pray about the one thing that’s taking up my mind space and making me fret! I’m going to journal my prayer. I’ll listen to music some days while I pray. Other days I’ll take communion and pray specifically about this one thing. I believe God will change my heart during this process.  I won’t change God’s mind, but He will change mine. 
You know what else will happen? 
God’s peace will take over and replace my anxiety, fret, worry and desire to do this myself!! Now that’s a huge incentive for praying!!! So join me friends!! Pick one thing. The one thing that is of upmost concern or desire in your life. Make a commitment to pray for 30 days straight and see what happens!!! I’m excited. I’m waiting with expectation! 
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4‬:‭6-7‬ AMP
Head on over to my God’s Beauty Secrets page on Facebook for daily inspiration about prayer! Start today!! 
~Stephanie Wanic
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