I learned a valuable lesson in Faith, Belief, and God's Mercy......
Some years ago, I was walking down the street, homeless, hungry, tired, and in tears....
I can’t lie, I was approaching the first stages of defeat...
See, I had thought God was mad at me and allowed me to suffer....
At that time in Life, my “360 degrees of maturity” wasn’t complete....
and I was mentally slipping into a dark place.
If you’ve ever wondered about depression, let me be the first to tell you that it’s REAL and when you’re living an unstable lifestyle, depression becomes lethal.
It’s like driving your car with your eyes closed.
The devil whispered into my ear, "See, Walt...no matter how hard you work, you’re NEVER going to have anything nor will people Love you! Look at you...You're BROKE and Defeated! You don’t have your kids! You don’t even have a dime in your pocket!”
I said to Satan, “But I’m going to get better and pull myself out of this mess!” Satan replied, “No you’re not! You’re a failure and you’re going to stay that way!”
See, the thing about depression is that it creeps up on you like a deadly snake... whispers in your ear…grabs a hold of your neck… then slowly constricts the life away from you. It kills your happiness…it destroys your motivation…depression rots the core of our Souls.
I truly believe God had a Plan for me because just as I was about to give in to Satan's Whisper...I found a fifty-dollar bill on the ground! I couldn't do anything but shed a few more tears, laugh to myself and shake my head (smh).
I then heard a Powerful voice say, “DON’T WORRY Walt! I'm preparing you for something GREATER! Just because you don’t have it all NOW doesn’t mean you won’t have it at ALL! I need you to PRAY and BELIEVE IN ME! I won’t ever leave you…I Promise.
That was my turning point in life.
If you’re reading this Suit UP! Life Lessons Blog and are currently suffering from depression, PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP! Call on your Higher Power and have Faith that things will work out for the better.
If you know someone suffering from depression, PLEASE STAY SUPPORTIVE and PATIENT! For whatever reasons, we go through things…ups and downs but We all need love in this world. Take the time to embrace your loved ones and take time to thank God for the beautiful blessings we get daily.
It’s the ONLY life we have!
If you are struggling with depression, here are some tips:
Seek professional help. If you are struggling with depression, it is important to seek professional help from a therapist or counselor. They can provide you with support and guidance as you work through your depression.
Make lifestyle changes. There are a number of lifestyle changes that can help to improve your mood and reduce the symptoms of depression. These include getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and avoiding alcohol and drugs.
Practice relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can help to reduce stress and improve your mood.
Spend time with loved ones. Social support is important for people with depression. Spending time with loved ones can help you to feel connected and supported.
Do things you enjoy. When you are feeling depressed, it can be difficult to find the motivation to do anything. However, it is important to make time for activities that you enjoy. Doing things that you enjoy can help to improve your mood and make you feel better about yourself.
It is important to remember that you are not alone. With the right help and support, you will get better! NEVER GIVE UP! #SuitUpTheWorld