5 Reasons to Cut Negativity Out of Your Life
by Steve Backlund
Igniting Hope’s annual Lent 40 Day Negativity Fast and Positivity Feast begins on March 1. Can you believe this is already our fourth year hosting this life-changing event?! Add to that an exciting new format, and we know this is going to be the best Negativity Fast yet. Our team can’t wait to see the breakthrough and momentum that will be established in your lives, simply because of your willingness to say “Yes” to this exciting process of exchanging negativity for positivity!
Here are five reasons why we believe embarking on a negativity fast is going to be the best decision you make all year:
It Gives God Something Powerful to Work With in Your Life –
Few things are guaranteed in life, including the promise that your life will be radically changed by doing the fast/feast, but what I can tell you is your choice to participate in it exponentially increases the chances of it happening! As we give God something like this to work with in our lives, He has the habit of supernaturally multiplying it for His glory and our benefit. Rest assured, God will use your yes even if you initially feel ill-equipped to succeed. He is the great empower-er; He’s not waiting on us to impress Him, He’s simply looking for surrendered hearts and minds through which He can do His best work.
It is An Investment in Your Future –
Any partnership entered into with God, and any investment made in bettering ourselves, will always attract a positive return. Maybe the option of attending a ministry school is off the table in this season in your life. Maybe you aren’t able to sign up for those workshops or conferences you’ve been wanting to attend. No matter the reasons, whether it be financial, time, or various other constraints, you can treat the Negativity Fast and Positivity Feast as a “mini school” that will equip you with truths and tools you need to impact your future in a positive way. Even if you are in such a school or season of intentional equipping, our fast/feast will only serve to bless, reinforce, and add value to what God is already doing in your life!
It Will Address the Primary Root of Your Negative Emotions and Negative Circumstances –
What we believe ultimately impacts what we experience. If we try to change our circumstances without changing our beliefs, the chances of experiencing long lasting change will be unlikely. As we address the lies contributing to our negative emotions, we increase our inner victory, and ultimately see greater breakthrough in our circumstances (Romans 12:2; 3 John 2).
It Will Give You an Opportunity to Transform the Beliefs of Others –
Inviting others to engage in rising to new levels of freedom and transformation, and seeing that played out in their lives in ways big and small, is one of the most rewarding roles we could ever play. Over the past four years, we have seen many people embark on the fast/feast together; some even lead entire groups in fasting negativity and pessimism, and then feast on truth and biblical optimism. As you seek to draw others into this experience, you will be helping people to address the real issues in their lives, significantly impacting the trajectory of their futures. You will also strengthen your own experience by learning to communicate the fast’s truths to different types of people.
It’s A Small Commitment With a Big Return –
Whether you choose to make the most of the free level or you take advantage of the highest level with video appointments with one of our beliefs trainers, we believe you will find that the small time commitment every day will make a big impact! We have received countless testimonies over the years from people who found breakthrough in self worth and love, walking by faith, and even in employment and finances (click here to read testimonies from years past). Your breakthrough is closer than you think! In fact, it’s waiting on the other side of negativity and fear. Accelerated transformation by the renewing of your mind is yours for the taking. Fast lies, feast on truth, and ignite hope in 2017, and experience for yourself all that God can do with your yes!
You can learn more about this year's fast here, or sign up by clicking the level images below.
ABOUT STEVE BACKLUND
Steve Backlund was a senior pastor for seventeen years before joining the team at Bethel Church in Redding, CA in 2008. Steve is a leader developer, joy activist, a revivalist teacher, and as Senior Associate Director, is a key part of the Global Legacy (a ministry of Bethel Church) leadership team. He travels extensively throughout the world encouraging churches and leaders and has authored a number of books.