denise osei

Have you ever felt lost, unworthy or depressed? Well, just a few months ago I felt all three emotions constantly. Everyday. I had a very hard time balancing a lot of things on my plate. I am currently in graduate school, working at a job I’m not so interested in, living pay check to pay check and feeling lonely every night. On top of all of this, I received some devastating news. My world seemed to just stop. All I wanted to do was lay in bed everyday and cry. Most times I never wanted to wake up. Yes, I even contemplated suicide. Depression became the danger of my mind.

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Have you ever felt lost, unworthy or depressed? Well, just a few months ago I felt all three emotions constantly. Everyday. I had a very hard time balancing a lot of things on my plate. I am currently in graduate school, working at a job I’m not so interested in, living pay check to pay check and feeling lonely every night. On top of all of this, I received some devastating news. My world seemed to just stop. All I wanted to do was lay in bed everyday and cry. Most times I never wanted to wake up. Yes, I even contemplated suicide. Depression became the danger of my mind.

Depression is of the devil. It will consume every aspect of life: how you eat, sleep, and interact with others. It also affects those around you negatively. Someone will be worried sick about you. Depression is like a dark cloud that follows you everywhere. I felt so broken. Nothing but negativity consumed my thoughts and my self-confidence was decreasing daily. I started performing terribly in school and dreaded going to work. But with the support of my sister, I was convinced to go to church and listen to God’s word. It was that day that I rededicated my life to Christ and my life is slowly changing for the better.

The mind can control your life negatively or positively. Once you know what the dangers of your mind is, it has to be your mission to fight them. God will help you fight those dangers. He is able and provides. He loves us despite our transgressions and through his stripes we are healed! We are healed from depression and all the devil has put on us. Don’t let the enemy win by taking over your mind.