Today I want to talk about a theme that may be a little polemic for some, but is certainly necessary in view of the adversities experienced in recent years worldwide, and that is depression. Depression sneaks into the lives of many and this happens, in general, through the mind. When someone finds himself in this situation, everything may seem fine on the outside, but even so the depressed person feels miserable, with thoughts and feelings of anguish.
When we meet Christ as our savior, our spirit is renewed, but our mind is still in the process of transformation and there is a dispute between the “mind prompted by the flesh” and the “mind inspired by the spirit.” But we can choose which mind to operate in. That is, to listen to the lies of the enemy or to the truth of God’s Word.
How to identify lies of the enemy?
God’s word tells us that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy, while Christ came that we might have life and in abundance. So, one can see that thoughts that steal your future with: “you will never amount to anything”, “your life will not get better”, “you should not have been born”, among others cannot come from our Lord who set a purpose for your life before you were even formed.
Remember, while the wages of sin is death, the result of sanctification through Jesus is eternal life! Therefore, thoughts of self-destruction or rejection are not from Him. The enemy deceives us by wanting to say that it comes from our mind, but that is a lie, you have been renewed in Christ, a child of the living God, and life in abundance.
You are precious
What would you say to someone who said to you: “I am worthless”. Immediately you would say that this is not true. So why accept those thoughts about yourself? Don’t appropriate this lie into your life! Use the word of God as your child, for it alone is a sure parameter of what is true, because only the one who created you can declare the right way you should function!
God bless you!
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