I always try to give something up for Lent but I lack discipline a few days into it. What do you suggest?
I too like to honor God by fasting during Lent.I am not Catholic. I was raised Lutheran so I don’t know what the Catholic Church teaches on this. I personally started fasting during this time because I wanted to know what my Catholic friends were going through. Now I look forward to it.
I fast one thing that is important to me. (Personally, that is ice cream or cheese.) I then say to myself, when I am tempted to eat that thing, “I am fasting. No! I love God more than I love ice cream. I can give this up for Him.” When I do any behavior unto Him it gives me power. Not will power, but God power. God power helps me conquer the urges to backslide. During Lent, only 40 days, it seems easier to hold on to a change. (I have struggled after Lent by over indulging. I do not think this is pleasing to God.) Ultimately I want to treat my body like the temple of the Holy Spirit. The extra motivation during Lent usually helps me.
1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do your not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is from God, and you are not your own?”