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How do I use the “Abstain” option in Follow Christ Daily’s Virtue Builder?

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The “Abstain” option in Follow Christ Daily’s Virtue Builder means you chose not to act in accordance with the virtue in a given situation. When you record a virtue engagement as “Abstain”, you are acknowledging that you had an opportunity to practice the virtue but were not able to do so. This act of self-reflection and honesty is an important part of developing a Christian character. It allows us to reflect on our missteps and failures and to learn from them in order to grow in our faith journey. By admitting our limitations, we can learn from them and strive to do better in the future.

For example, let’s say you have chosen the virtue of Temperance as a focus virtue. One day, you find yourself indulging in a large dessert after a meal. By using the “Abstain” option in Follow Christ Daily’s Virtue Builder, you can acknowledge that you had an opportunity to practice temperance but were not able to do so. This can help you reflect on why you made this choice and what you can do differently in the future to be more successful in practicing temperance.¬†

Another scenario could be if you were in a situation where you were getting angry and you chose to shout at someone instead of staying calm and composed. In this case, you could also record it as an “Abstain” for the virtue of Temperance. This can help you reflect on why you lost your temper and what you can do differently to be more successful in practicing Temperance in the future.

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