The act of giving something up for Lent has been, in my opinion, a tradition that many really don't understand. Lent is a time of reflecting on who we are in Christ. We need to look at those things that stand between us and our God. Our focus should be finding those things that are offensive to God and repent of them. The fact of giving up certain foods, and not changing our attitudes or our sinful ways doesn't seem to justify an act of true sacrifice or repentance.
Lent gives us the opportunity to follow Jesus through his trials and tribulations to the cross! Our endeavors during this season should lead us back to the cross as well. Lent can not only a time of repentance, but also a time of renewal and rejuvenation.We look at ourselves and find ways to get closer to God. To renew that right relationship and to increase our faith. This Lent come back to God! Read His Holy word, pray and reflect on where you are spiritually with your heavenly Father.