Depression is an attack from the enemy on our mind and soul. If the enemy has our mind which is the main source of our being as humans he has our heart, our health, our emotions, our responses, our life. Depression although a medical diagnosis can happen to anyone of us at any moment in time, look out for the signs.
A mind under attack
When we are truly at rest in our minds we allow God to be the center of all that is us. We rely on his direction and wait for him to work things out (the image of being still in the midst of a storm). The enemy does not want us to glorify God especially in our waiting season so he will attack our faith in any circumstance. He will drop thoughts in our mind to allow us to not trust God’s leading and to not believe that what we are praying and waiting on can or will ever happen. Remember the word of God says seek ye first the kingdom, and all these things (stuff that the lord knows that we are in need of) will be added unto us. The moment we turn to worry and rely on our thoughts that is contrary to the word of God our mind is under attack. We become ‘depressed’ and stressed when we allow our thoughts which converts to feeling that affect our lifestyle and our focus.
A different outlook
I mention a lot in my posts about a different spirit and perspective. So let me draw an example in relation to how a different view on a situation can allow someone to operate as an over comer from a state of depression. In life we have had at least one person hurt us in some way. When someone hurts us we turn to anger, self pity and bitterness to get us through. In a hurt state we sometimes; depending on the time of day and the thoughts we are having, allow ourselves to slip away into a depressed state. Here is where we can rely on our own thoughts to fix a situation. Give your mind to God, ask him to give you his perspective, by changing your thinking on purpose:
- Place your life in Gods hands and leave it there don’t take it back by trying to fix your situation yourself. Say “God I will trust your plan for my life and I need your strength and leading to move forward”.
- Prayer and the word of God should be your daily bread. Say “I have been hurt but I choose to operate in love, the 1 Corinthian 13 type of love”.
- When thoughts come back remind them that you have already given them to God and that they are not welcomed and change your thoughts. Say “What am I thinking, I don’t want these thoughts, Lord give me your thoughts!”
I battle with thoughts everyday and every time my thoughts try to pull me back to a state of depression or mind battle, I say (out loud): “lord I don’t want these thoughts! Give me your thoughts!”and immediately I move forward. That is how you can live like an over comer in any bad situation. Develop your relationship with Christ and realize how important it is for your survival.
This scripture must be our daily declaration:
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) says “We demolish arguments and every pretension (high thing) that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” The message bible says “…fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ…” This shows how much power we possess as a people of God over our mind. Make this a daily declaration and show the enemy that even though he drops the thoughts we can demolish them. #WalkInVictory.