The battle field of depression is in your mind. The mind is where the battles take place, everyday, every hour and every second. More than 80% of the thoughts that passes through our minds each day are NEGATIVE! It comes so frequently and so powerfully that many times, we are unable to fight it off. That is when we sink into despair and depression.
You may be facing difficult situations such as stress from work, unreasonable and demanding boss, sickness, seemingly unending problems with your friends, parents, spouse and children. At times, the problems seem to be coming at you all at the same time! “Help! Help!” But no one is there to help you. The whole world seems to be against you and there is no way out.
The bad news is, you can’t solve your problems overnight and many problems can’t be solved at all in your life time.
The other bad news is, there is really no one person who can help you – not your closest friend, not your family, not even your spouse, your pastor or the counsellor and the doctor. No one can be by your side 24 hours a day encouraging you on except God.
The good news is this: you and you alone have the power and victory over your depression if you make up your mind to be happy. This is a very important first step to victory – to make a life time decision to combat unhappiness and depression and to be as happy as you want to be.
It has to be a conscious effort, everyday, every hour, every time depression comes against you, you decide and ‘redecide’ to be happy. It will not be easy for a start, at the beginning, especially we are so use to entertaining our negative thoughts. “Unhappiness is the most common state of mind”. We need to battle against this unhappy state.
But we often feed the ‘bad wolf”, making it stronger and bigger with each passing day. Unhappiness and depression become our closest friends and buddies. We can’t live without them! Haha! May seems funny but very true for many people. Some people must be depressed, unhappy and negative everyday. They don’t want to get out. But that is their choice as they will live and die a miserable death, and many times bringing many others with them to live a horrible and inhuman life.
So, decide for yourself that from this day forward, you shall make up your mind to be as happy as you want to be. It is a life-time decision and it will be life-changing. Be committed to your decision and persevere in pursuing a life-time of happiness for yourself and your loved ones. Never give up for it is possible to be happy everyday for the rest of your life.