Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Denominator ... NO

Purpose, Dream, Goal, Reason, Point, Wish, Project, Plan: 
What is the missing common denominator??

Your answers were Awesome and True in almost All Cases
Not so sure about the Caffeine and Coffee :)

A couple were Excellent and very thought provoking to me
Especially this one:
AK (wrote) Things that we should be doing together
We cannot succeed in life alone we must work together and share these things
Scripture does teach us that we are not to try and do this life alone
We, most importantly, need GOD and a personal relationship with Him
Secondly, we do need others, family, friends, co-workers, fellow Christians and people in our lives to help keep us accountable, keep us growing and be encouragements to each other.

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love, and good deeds.  Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching."  Hebrews 10:24-25

These are important aspects of our Purpose in this Life!!

Yet, I have failed and succumbed to the evil of clinical/chemical depression
After my husband passed away, I tried to become involved in ministry again (after taking a break while caring for him), I attempted to participate within the boundaries and guidelines of church rules, and the idealistic 'image' that some people think we need.  After 16 months of offering to try it 'mans' way, I gave up, closed the doors on that part of life and have become a semi-hermit.

So, how does No become the common denominator with the words above?
For the past 18 months I have closed myself off to most everybody with the exception of family and an occasional outing with a friend. I have turned my mind off to ministry in any form. When you have been told (numerous times) that you are not 'good enough', there comes a time you begin to believe it and Live It!!!  That is my failure and my sin! That is why NO, becomes the common denominator in those words.

I have learned to believe that I have No purpose, No dream, No goal, No reason, No point, No wish, No project, and No plan!!!  

Understanding God's Truth
I Know that is a lie from the enemy
And I know that chemical depression can do that to your mind

The honest truth is though
I have embraced those Lies and now it is time to Turn from my sinful ways and attempt to begin living in the truth of God's Word Again...the way it should be.

And AK, you are correct; we cannot do this life alone, not without each other and most definitely not without God!!!

Thank you for letting me open my heart and share my struggles.
If we would do it more often, we could learn to love each other in spite of our differences and the world could be a happier place~

Bless you all
Good Night!!!

P.S. - AK, because you led me to this post, if you would like the gift card, please private message me your address and I will send it to you:)

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