HOW DO WE HANDLE CONSISTENT DEPRESSION?
I once heard someone say, “Depression is your mind telling your body it is tired”
This went down well on me because that simple definition says so much. I feel many of us fight depression because our minds work overtime trying to make sense of this broken world.
I believe no matter how strong or brave you are, at some point in your life, you’re going to get tired, you’ll feel pressurized to give up, you’ll definitely want to lay it all down.
This happens to us at intervals and it’s actually among the things that reminds us of being human.
Statistically, over 300 million people around the world live in abject depression. Many things make us mentally tired. Probably the loss of our loved ones, a turned down promotion, disappointments, break ups, lost jobs. Even Financial problems can make us feel down and broken.
We all feel “world weary” at various times, we get stuck, emotionless and empty. I believe depression is not an emotion, it’s a serious mental, bodily, social and psychological illness. It causes a long-lasting and severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in activities. I feel it’s a disease that affects every aspect of a person’s life and not just a mood you can get over. It’s a disease which the brain ceases to register pleasurable activities.
SO WHAT’S THE SOLUTION???
* Have Christ in your life
* Find true purpose
Everything seems out of control until he’s in control. Give him the steering wheel of your life and let him take full charge. He is the only one who can turn your depression into perfection, translate your pain into gain, make your retrogressions progressions and give you a peaceful life.
* Secondly, you can’t have a true happiness if you’ve not found your purpose in life. A lasting happiness comes from you being the best version of who you are, do that one thing that makes you happy and live your life going for your passion.
Your ability to overcome depression is contingent upon two fundamental factors; you coming into right relationship with your Master Manufacturer and you discovering your purpose for being here on earth and working it out.
The latter is impossible without the former, no matter how happy you might be. You cannot discover your purpose independent of your Designer, because He is the only One who has the blue-print for your life.
True purpose is always found in Christ.