Overcoming Situational Depression..

In the midst of change my heart became dispirited.. My eyes could not see the future, my eyes were fixed on the pain l felt.. l lost sight of what God had called me to..

The situations around me got me feeling depressed.. And this was not the first time l allowed situations to dictate how l felt and what l did.. Thanks be to God who helped me to come out of the pit l had put myself in.. Today l want to share with you some of the truths God revealed to me in that season ..

Five ways to overcome situational depression..

  1. Don’t lose hope.. God has a plan for you .Your later days are greater than your former days, there are better things ahead. This will not last forever, you will get through this.
  2. You’re not alone.. God is with you.
  • Some situations may not be taken away, but even in those situations God is with you. He will help, protect, guide, console and comfort you.
  • 3. Think Positively.. God is working all things together for your good.

    🙌🏾 Romans 8:28. God is greatly concerned about your welfare, nothing takes him by surprise. No matter how it looks there is good that will come out of this. It will work out in your favour.

    4. Don’t worry.. God has given you peace.

    Do not allow your heart to be troubled, your portion is peace. Let the peace that Jesus gave you calm you in every circumstance. Decide to meditate on good things and expect good things.

    5.Speak it into existence. God has given you the power to speak things into existence.Decide to speak good things into your life

    Declare that

    ” Goodness and mercy follows you,

    You can do all things through Christ.

    You have the spirit of joy, peace, liberty, soundness of mind and of spirit in the name of Jesus “.

    I pray that God may grant you the grace to overcome your situations with joy and victory..

    God loves you..

    Zeal drowned by Emotions

    I honestly can’t believe l haven’t written in almost a year 😩. I love writing, there are a lot of things love to do that l haven’t done for months. On pondering what happened l realised that my zeal had been drowned by my emotions.

    Zeal can be defined as passion, whilst emotion as we know is the l think, l feel mainly associated with our mood.

    That my friends is where l got tangled. I allowed how l felt to determine what l did. And my zeal for writing, my passion for doing what l knew was right was stolen by my feelings 😔. Have you ever been there? That my friends is the battle of life.

    And l am here to encourage you never to lose your passion.

    How then can we stop our zeal from being drowned by our emotions?

    1. Remember that your emotions lie, they really do. Therefore question them.
    2. Don’t burn out, Feed your Spirit all the time, and allow God to fill you up, you can’t give what you don’t have.
    3. Walk by faith not by what you see or how you feel.
    4. Be future focused, don’t be caught up in the now.
    5. Walk by the spirit, we are spirit beings, we never walk by how we feel .

    *How do you keep your passion?, please share l would love to know .

    Patience the prerequisite

    Have you ever wondered how to possess the promises of God? Well l have, l must confess to wanting to rush the process.. In between trying to upgrade my studies, working and just life in general, l was beginning to get frustrated with the process to the promise. The when’s and why’s had become my best friends 😂.

    With God there are no shortcuts l realised.. The only way out is through it ..

    Patience as l have now come to understand is the behaviour in waiting not just the ability to wait.. COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬👇🏾

    “So, as God’s own chosen people, who are holy [set apart, sanctified for His purpose] and well-beloved [by God Himself],

    put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience [which has the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes, with good temper];” COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    In order to receive the promises of God in our lives we constantly need to work on our endurance , our ability to not complain and grumble .. Even just to continue doing the will of God, we need to become better at enduring seasons with a good temper.

    Only then can we receive All that God has promised us.. Hebrews 10:36☝🏽

    Well l pray this will help you in your walk with God. That God may encourage you and strengthen you as you read this..

    Much love 💖

    Shalom

    We need each other…

    Granted, relationships are hard to maintain. People are bound to say and do things that get to us. But never allow yourself to believe that it’s better for you to isolate yourself from people, especially those that God has given you.

    Isolation is an a trick of the enemy

    There are times that l have found myself crying myself to sleep, stressing over things and never asking for help. Feeling alone yet l have such great people around me but l had believed a lie that l am better off alone.

    The devil seeks to isolate you so that he can attack you and no one will be there to help you.

    We have to pray for the ability to discern when the devil is at work in our relationships and in our minds. The devil is a liar he will whisper lies to you, that you are alone, that no one understands and there by putting a distance between you and your family, your friends and even your church brethren.

    “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated,

    but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.

    Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

    Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    I have come to realise that the devil is busy, he seeks to isolate the hearts of children from their mothers, sisters from their brothers, husbands from their wives .

    You find yourself suffering in silence yet you are surrounded by family and friends. People getting depressed, suicide rates are heart breaking, mostly because people won’t talk to each other.

    If you’re feeling alone right now l want to encourage you that “God is with you”,

    And if you’re overwhelmed and needing help find someone to help you.

    In which relationships are you sensing a wage of distance? Do you find yourself constantly isolating yourself?

    When you know the truth, you will recognise the lie.

    I pray that this empowers you to fight for your relationships.

    Much love 💖

    Shalom

    Beauty for ashes

    My dearly beloved broken crayons still colour .

    Your History doesn’t determine your destiny .

    The current situation in your life doesn’t dictate your future.

    Your pain serves as fuel for your testimony and your destiny.

    Your mourning, your despair, your shame has qualified you to receive beauty, blessings and a double portion of honour.

    God is in the habit of making the most out of the worst situation. Bringing out the best in us through the challenges we face.

    To all who mourn in Israel,

    1️⃣he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, 2️⃣a joyous blessing instead of mourning, 3️⃣festive praise instead of despair.

    In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬ ‭

    Have you experienced shame?

    “Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭

    God is so good 🙏, Every situation in your life that you thought would be the end of you, He uses it to make you a hundred times better .

    There is beauty waiting for you on the other side, Hold on!

    I hope you’re encouraged

    Much love 💕

    Shalom

    Is what you do, who you are?

    Isn’t it great that God calls us by name? Whilst we seek identity from what we have, what we do, our relationship status, we have a God who has an identity for us that is not based on what we do, but on who He is !🙌🏻

    Before any human title we may acquire , it’s important that we know that we are children of God. He is our creator, we are His creation, He is the potter and we are the clay .

    “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Growing up as a teen l tried to gain identity by what l did and by my possession. See having being so insecure, l thought that l had to obtain love from God by my performance.

    That was far from the truth!, Nothing in this world has power to define who you are in God. He loved us before we even loved Him, He validated and approved of my existence before l was even born! Nothing that l could do can separate me from His love.

    You can become so consumed with what you do so much that you forget who you are. It may be that you are a mother, a father, or have a high status in the community, it may be that you do something in the house of God. Whatever it is you are first and foremost “God’s own”.

    Even if you fail at what you do, you will still be a child of God.Even when you lose what you have, God still says that you are His!

    This truth, changed my life. I pray that it encourages you!

    Much love 💖

    Shalom

    Peace stealers..

    There is nothing that l admire more in a child of God than a peaceful spirit, just a calm lover of God. There are too many miserable christians out there. There is need for constant seeking peace , peace with God, peace with ourselves and peace with others.

    I must admit that at times l too allow myself to lose peace over the smallest things. As long as you don’t confront issues in your life that frustrate you those things will always have a hold on you.

    As for me l recognised that there are constant culprits , that steal my peace. Having to wait a long time for something is one of them, not seeing progress also gets to me and sometimes l allow words and attitudes of people towards me to take away my peace.

    On reading 👇🏾ISAIAH 26:3) there are three key areas that l needed to work on, hopefully you will learn from them too🙂

    The number one peace stealer is

    1️⃣Losing focus, Hence focusing on circumstances, feelings, people rather than focusing on God. I am reminded of how Peter began to sink when He took His eyes off Jesus.

    “But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!” ‭‭. MATTHEW‬ ‭14:30‬ ‭

    Lesson, Keep your mind on God, on what He wants you to do, on who He says you are.

    3️⃣ Wavering in your trust in God Whenever l start to waver in my confidence and trust in God, l lose my peace. When l start relying on my own understanding of things l lose peace.

    Trusting in God means that you rely in Him, whatever may come your way you know you have someone to run to. Knowing confidently that God is a refuge and He will never let you down.

    💥How to maintain peace

    ✅Stay focused on God rather than your circumstances, Put it into practice and let it be a habit.

    ✅Never compare yourself, invest in knowing the value that you bring, your uniqueness, fight insecurity.

    ✅Lean not on your understanding, Train your heart, mind and soul to trust in God. Remember the faithfulness of God, you are alive today because of his grace and faithfulness to you.

    What are some of your peace stealers?

    God promises perfect and constant peace to those who keep their minds focused on Him.

    Much love ♥️

    Shalom