Lent is just around the corner, March 6th! If you are anything like me, you spend a lot of time searching for what you should give up. I often spend days searching for lists and through social media. But this year, I decided to get a head start on some ideas that are not the traditional people give up such as chocolate or caffeine. There is a ton of options of things college students can give up.
Or binge watching in general if you use another platform.
What happens if you saved the money and donated to something like World Vision?
3. Social Media
Personally, I gave up social media my first Lent. It was one of the best experiences that fostered a huge amount of spiritual growth! I devoted the time I spent on social media to time with God. It was a perfect time to grow closer to God.
4. Eating Out
This one can be difficult if your social life often involves food but it is doable.
5. Video Games
If you are gamer this can be a huge thing to give up. But even if you are not a pro gamer, if you devout a lot of time to playing with apps on your phone it could still work.
6. Not purshasing _____
This could be new clothes, makeup or anything that you often purchase.
Sarcasm is often the language of college students, but what would happen if you changed your language for the weeks of Lent?
8. Junk Food
College students typically live off of Ramen, vending machines and cheap junk food.
9. Sleeping In Late
Similar to social media, you could devote that time being in fellowship with God.
10. Your favorite beauty product or routine
This is one that is very outwardly apparent to others. It not only would free up time to spend with God in the morning, but possibly open up discussions about why you are giving something up.
No matter what you give up, if you spend the time focusing on God and working on your spiritual growth it will be a good season for your Christian life. Good luck!