Give It Up Sis! 7 Things Black Girls Can Give Up For Lent!


So, it’s that time of year again. It’s that occasion where we scramble to find something to lay on the line, something to give up, something to sacrifice -- Yep... it’s Lenten season. And unlike Christmas or Easter, there isn’t a big Hallmark commercial reminding us that it’s time to enter a season of solemn reflection and deep faith. (Honestly if it wasn’t for my best friend calling to remind me, I too would be scrambling to find something to give up come day 1!).

The Lenten season officially begins, this upcoming Wednesday and it'll last for 40 days until Easter Sunday on April 21st. That’s why we’re here to give you a nudge and remind you that it’s time to GIVE IT UP!

For many Christians, Lent is a time to focus on your faith by giving up something that is considered a luxury, extravagant or something that can cause distraction. In addition to focusing on faith, the act of giving up something for Lent is to practice self-discipline and remember the sacrifices Jesus made for us.

For us “Johnny come latelys”, the typical lent sacrifices that immediately come to mind are the pasta, the alcohol, the red meats, and the chocolates. To be honest, we might end up breaking our commitment to give them up because they had no importance to us in the first place! (No Judgement, just saying…)

But Sis, we’re not gonna give you a read without teaching you how to write a new page.That’s why Black Girls Pray has put together 7 things we think Black Girls should consider giving up for Lent!

#1 GOSSIP!

I know we need to hear the tea every morning on the Breakfast Club, but think about how much we’ll be able to accomplish if we started the day with prayer and minding our business and spreading truth! Instead of sharing details of a friend or acquaintance's misadventure, take a moment to say something positive about them instead (or nothing at all). If you can’t find anything nice to say, simply share a scripture – we all know the word is good.

#2 BINGE WATCHING

Going through an entire series in a day usually means putting off things we actually need to do or not pursuing a goal that we wanted to make happen! Turn Netflix and Chill into God and His Will. Okkurt!

#3 NEGATIVITY