“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
Your soul is URself, it is what makes you a person or rather an individual, with UR own mind, desires, emotions and passion. Being able to breath every single moment is a great blessing we each are given every day. Covid 19 is making it hard to appreciate life, causing us to live in fear and isolation, affecting our physical, mental and spiritual health. I took sometime away from social media and this platform, because I was starting to lose myself into it, and forgetting to worship God. My mental health was going through a lot of ups and downs, but despite everything happening in the world or in my own mind, nothing is impossible for God, because nothing is greater than him.
A few weeks ago, a man in our community ended his own life; I did not know him, nor did I know what he was going through. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all his loved ones. If you’re struggling mentally, emotionally, spiritually or you’re feeling like the chapter of your life right now will never get better. I completely understand how that feels like, because I’ve been there and I know what it’s like, but despite whatever is you’re going through; Please choose to LIVE. Choose to overcome and thrive, choose to seek God and he will hear you. Please choose to live.
Years ago when someone would ask me “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior?” I use to turn the other away, shut my ears and hardened my heart and keep walking. I use to think, either God is dead or he is alive and doesn’t care about me. I became an atheist for a long time, and the longer I stayed that way; the more my life spiraled out of control. Just like the man in our community who took his own life; I too tried to end my life when I was 19, making it six years ago now. By the grace of God, I survived and was given a second chance and for that I am eternally blessed and grateful. I wish the man would have gotten a second chance too, and I can’t make any sense out of what happened, because it is by God’s will.
Here’s the thing, it wasn’t that God didn’t care, it was because I wasn’t seeking him. I tried therapy, medicine, drugs, alcohol, partying, isolation, science; I tried whatever I could get my hands on to numb the pain I was living with. None of those things worked and will never compare to the power of the spirit and mercy of God. Accepting Christ as my Lord and savior changed my life completely. Therapy is great, medicine is great, but all of it is temporary. It wasn’t until I opened my heart and mind, began to pray, accepted Christ in my heart and got baptized that now not even my mental disorder has the power it had over me. I don’t take medicine, I still have some hard days of course, my faith gets shaky, my mind and heart feel doubt, and fear sometimes gets to me, but please don’t end UR life just because things seem hard and impossible.
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Be humble – Be real – Develop URself