Topic: The Danger Of Depression – from Seed of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018.
SCRIPTURE: It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. 1 Kings 19:4.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Depression is the doorway to the destruction of destiny.
Depression is a state of mind producing long-term unhappiness or inability to visualize a happy future. It is a state of unhappiness or low morale.
The Scriptures make it clear that one of the things that hinder destiny fulfilment is depression. It was the spirit of depression that almost aborted the destiny of Elijah. After doing a great exploit of calling down fire from heaven to prove the reality of God on Mount Carmel and killing the false prophets of baal, he became depressed and discouraged in God because Jezebel threatened to kill him. According to our anchor Scripture, he told God that he wanted to die.
It is important to know that Elijah anointed Elisha; Elisha anointed Jehu, and Jehu killed Jezebel. This means, the anointing that killed Jezebel originated from Elijah, but he was running away from what he was anointed to slay. This is what depression does; it makes you run away from the problem you are wired to solve.
Now, what are the dangers of depression?
i) Depression is a major destroyer of destiny
A depressed man is on the pathway of destruction.
- ii) Depression is a major sponsor of oppression
Depression opens the door for oppression. satan is at work where depression is.
iii) Depression is the doorway to destruction of destiny
People commit suicide because they are depressed. Depression is a major cause of many medical illnesses.
- iv) Depression frustrates discretion
Depression affects reasoning. Whenever a man is depressed, his reasoning pathways are blocked; he lacks the capacity to find solution.
- v) Depression decreases momentum
A depressed person is always tired; he sleeps tied, wakes up tired and too weak to work. A depressed person lacks momentum.
Beloved, my counsel is, by all means, avoid the life of depression. Decide to be happy always in the Lord regardless of what God has done or is yet to do. Deal with depression by the weapon of praise.
Remember this: Depression is the doorway to destruction of destiny.
- Avoid the lifestyle of depression.
- Decide to be joyful in the Lord always.
PRAYER: O Lord, I reject every spirit of depression in my life. I ask that You decorate my life with the garment of praise, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Joshua 16: 1 to 18:28, Luke 19:1 to 27, Psalm 87:1 to 7, Proverbs 13:11
AMAZING FACT: All babies are colour blind at birth, they see only black and white.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 18/04/1853 – The first train in Asia began running from Bombay to Tanna.
QUOTE: Victims of depression are never candidates of elevation. Culled from 30 SECRETS TO THE TOP by Dr Paul Enenche.