DEPRESSION

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Hello loves. Everytime I start typing, I just can’t explain the feeling that manifests itself in my mind and heart. But what I know is, at the end of the day I feel satisfied and proud that I did not let the fear of what if prevent me from cultivating my purpose on this world. I am aware that my delivery cannot be predicted because of how random my write ups get posted. Pardon me for that. It’s just that currently I am an intern at a corporate entity, and therefore, it’s an eight to five job.So, when I get a slight opportunity of expressing what is in my heart through words, I don’t hesitate. Having said that, I think it’s safe to promise that as from the beginning of September going on towards the last quarter of the year, I will have released official information of when and how frequent I’ll be posting write ups. Now, before getting on to the subject matter of the day, just allow me pass on my gratitude to each of you who take time to read what I post. I appreciate God for you and my prayer is, our community grows to a point where it serves a greater purpose.

Depression. Wow, I literally don’t know where to start because so many things relating the same are going through my mind. I am not going to give a definition of depression, because I honestly believe every one’s case is different and unique. But what I can state as a common factor, is the feeling of being lost in your own self. The feeling of wanting to escape your body. Sometimes, the feeling of struggling just to get out of bed and face the day. Whatever it is you may be going through, whichever the details, as long as it is affecting your day to day activities and interactions, it is necessary to have a deeper look.

How do you know things are not right? Or stable? In my case, I understand exactly what my triggers are. And it is very important for everyone to learn that about themselves. I wouldn’t particularly say that I have undergone depression in my lifetime, but I can attest to the fact that I have had very extreme lows. For me, the moment I detach myself from God, the moment my relationship with Christ is not ok, everything else in my life gets ugly. And it took me such a long time to pinpoint that, but I am so glad I did, because now, no matter what I go through, the one thing I fight for and protect with all my might is my relationship with God. Because I know when that is taken care of, all other things will fall into place, according to how God pleases. And that gives me immense peace.

I think before we even get to the when, whys and hows of depression, it is important to understand who you are. If somebody asks you, who are you? What will be your response? I know what my response would be. I am a child of God. That in it’s own way takes care of a huge chunk of what we are digging through. I am so glad that this knowledge isn’t from my mind, but from the word of God in Ephesians 1:13-14 . The moment you understand that Christ loves you, and He who lives in you is greater than he who is in the world, you will start reading His word, listening when He speaks, praising Him, praying fervently and taking a step of faith to completely trust Him.

I’m sorry but I don’t have any other way to explain this apart from a faith based perspective. You see, in as much as there is God, we also need to understand that there’s satan. And trust me when I say depression isn’t something our God would want you to go through. Therefore, when you find yourself experiencing extreme lows, my prayer is, you be sober enough to let go and allow God to take out from you everything that isn’t from Him and is unprofitable in your life that may be causing you havoc and pain. Just surrender, let the pain go, the heartbreak go, the betrayal go, the rejection go, the depression, the disappointments, the bitterness, the will to revenge, the feeling of nothingness. Let all of that Go and understand that you are God’s child. His love for you is unconditional and immense. All he needs is for you to trust Him and listen to Him, and to believe that He makes all things new, beautiful and perfect in His own time. Ephesians 3:16 .

Most importantly, after all is said and done, understand that each one of us has a purpose in this world, and it is your responsibility to pray that God may reveal what your purpose is. We weren’t created to be mediocre, neither were we created just to be survivors. We were made to be conquerors through Christ who gives us strength. And until you have fulfilled that which He intended for you, you have no business getting out this world. Many a times, the devil operates this way. He lies to you, day after day, that you may live day in, day out, without knowing exactly what you are living for. That’s where drugs come in, pornography, irresponsible sex. Because we are all trying to cope with an emptiness that only we can understand. But I’m here to tell you that Christ Jesus should be our refuge. I mean, He made us, so if only we take a back seat and let Him direct our paths, if only we can trust Him enough to believe that He is able to heal us, to restore what we’ve lost and get us back on our feet, I have every reason to believe depression will never be your portion in Jesus’ name.

The devil will be soo shocked by the sudden turn of events, he won’t have anything to hold you down with, because, our comfort will be in God the father. You are loved by God. Don’t forget that.

I truly hope that something in you has shifted and that you have been blessed by this write up. Have a fantastic weekend. Sending love, laughter and God’s blessings your way.❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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