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Thank God it’s Friday!!!. I think I’m more excited about the fact that I’ve been consistent with my Friday post’s. I do plan to stay consistent so please remember to drop by EVERY FRIDAY for a new post.
Today, I will be sharing I and Sola’s thoughts with you on depression, suicide and living purposefully
Someone wrote this on Instagram
“Everyone these days are quick to say “secure the bag”. Conversely, wealthy people are ending their lives. Maybe our focus should be on securing love, peace, sanity, a good relationship with God and Joy instead.”
and I couldn’t agree more…
Depression is prolonged sadness, when you’re constantly down and moody and have negative thinking patterns. It happens to everyone, but some people handle it better. If it is left unattended to, it leads to suicidal thoughts, isolation, hopelessness, loneliness, low self worth, guilt, shame, or mental illness and they are convinced (by the devil) that there is no way out of that situation but to kill themselves.
I shared this on Instagram:
It’s okay to go through stuff… just take it easy on yourself. ~~ Don’t be too hard on yourself ~~ Give yourself a break ~~ If you have to quit social media for a while then do so but don’t isolate yourself from the people around you. Everyone has one thing or the other they are dealing with so you really aren’t alone, don’t bottle things up instead open up and keep confessing the good things you want to see happen in your life rather than reinforcing the negatives. : ~~ : Find someone to be kind to, speak nicely about the people around you, give excuses for their flaws…remember, you have flaws too. Look out for others, be patient with people, don’t be harsh, spread some love around and watch it boomerang back to you. Check up on friends you haven’t heard from in a while. Stop assuming things. Don’t believe everything you see on social media, nobody has it all together. Be a friend. Do to others as you would want them to do to you. ~~ The world needs you. ~~ Share this with someone you care about 💕 Tag someone you haven’t checked up on in a while. 😋 #livepurposefully #Mytwocents #mentalhealthawareness #depression #depressionisreal #suicideprevention #abujalifestyleblogger
There’s always a way out of depression and suicide!
Living your life for a purpose bigger than yourself is one sure way out of depression and suicide. regardless of who you are, you will fail at some things in life…
Like I shared in the post above, If you quit overthinking, and replaying failed scenarios, you would realize that everyone else has experienced the exact same feeling (shame, guilt, loneliness, jealousy, hopelessness…the list is endless) that you are experiencing except that the situations are slightly different.
Living your life for a purpose bigger than yourself is one sure way out of depression and suicide.
Everyone knows that King David was a great man, we also know that David did shameful things like the sin with Bathsheba, the murder of her husband Uriah, and the cover-up. He failed to discipline his sons and one of his son Amnon, committed the sin of rape and incest and was murdered by his own brother, Absalom who later led a rebellion in an attempt to take David’s throne. In all these, he could have been depressed and even killed himself from all the shame and mental stress.
Yet, David was known as a man after God’s own heart and he was successful, and he died a peaceful death,
I’m convinced that there is a lot to be learned from Davids story on PURPOSEFUL LIVING AND TRUE SUCCESS.
In all the battles that David fought, he never lost any one of them. Why? because he fought those battles for God…He lived his life for a purpose bigger than himself. Most of the things recorded in the bible that David did, were things he did for God. His purpose was beyond him, he always asked God for direction, he listened to God and God backed him up.
In other words David was successful and he died an honorable death.
And we too can be successful in every area of our lives if we find and live for a purpose bigger than us daily.
Purpose should be lived out daily, it should be a daily commitment to take steps to live beyond yourself, whatever you can do to make the world a better place, strive to do that. Your life shouldn’t be just about “me, myself & I” but about others. What can you do to help those around you? Your spouse, friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, church,society, nation, and world?
You can make a difference, Please share your thoughts on how best to live purposefully below.
Remember these are just out thought’s, we will love to know what you think.
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