DEPRESSION AND SPIRITUAL TREATMENTS

Depression as a topic alone has been seen majorly as the work of Psychologists and Counselors. When an individual is facing the challenge of being depressed most of the time it is quickly analyzed and categorized under several names…

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Depression and Spiritual treatments in some parts of the world have proven to be a none-scientific approach and therefore, not acceptable. The question really is about the background of individuals and a nation at large, so such topics as depression and spiritual treatments will surely differ.
Depression as a topic alone has been seen majorly as the work of  Psychologists and Counselors. When an individual is facing the challenge of being depressed most of the time it is quickly analyzed and categorized under several names but on this note, I’ll mention two and explain in few lines because that is not our focus.
Having intrinsic knowledge about basic fault of temperament in the name of depression is very vital and pivotal in the approach of treating the menace. But, if spiritual treatment is not added to the mix, it will definitely not be balanced.
Persistent Depressive Disorder
If you have depression that lasts for 2 years or longer, it’s called persistent depressive disorder. This term is used to describe two conditions previously known as dysthymia (low-grade persistent depression) and chronic major depression.
Bipolar Disorder
Someone with bipolar disorder, which is also sometimes called “manic depression” has mood episodes that range from extremes of high energy with an “up” mood to low “depressive” periods. When you’re in the low phase, you’ll have the symptoms of major depression. Medication can help bring your mood swings under control. Whether you’re in a high or a low period, your doctor may suggest a mood stabilizer, such as lithium.
What is the Spiritual Treatment for Depression
In this note, being a Christian, I am taking my cue from the Grand Book, the Bible for proper reference.
Jesus who is the key focus of the entire bible said something in the book of,
John: 10:10b, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more more abundantly.”
Depression will deny you of the life Jesus Christ promised and has done through his death and resurrection on the cross which we today call salvation.
I believe that there are two major reasons for depression which are disappointment and lack of fulfillment.
Trust which is a prerequisite of happiness has an opposite, disloyalty which can also be referred to as Disappointment. When you trust something or someone enough to do something or even yourself but fail, sadness is the first reaction which is completely normal.
“It’s normal to feel down once in a while, but if you’re sad most of the time and it affects your daily life, you may have clinical depression.”
Let me rephrase this statement made by WebMD, that it is normal to feel sad once in a while due disappointment in this note, but when it lingers for so long then it becomes a problem or like WebMD put it, ‘Clinical Depression’.
The books of the bible written by different Spirit inspired authors surely drew that inspiration from one source, as we see evidence in 2Timothy 3:16,
“All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, , for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works”
What has this got to do with Depression? Simple, since God Almighty inspired men of old to write out his intentions, which we have proof that God is wiser than all of humanity, then we should believe the words of the scripture which are for our benefit and cure to all manner of depression as it is with this article and the best spiritual solution to all manner of depression.
How does this kind of spiritual treatment deal with Disappointment that leads some people to depression?
MATTHEW 6:31-34
Matthew 6:31 (Old King James Version)
“Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed?”
I like the way the Message Bible responds to this question I made the Old King James Version bible to pose; it said,
“People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. 

Mathew 6:31 (Message Bible Version)
Then, one of the most popular scriptural statement emerged.
33. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ”

Matthew 6:33 (Old King James Version)
Check the Message Bible version as I will end this series of scripture with.
33. “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
34. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

These ain’t just mere words, but as earlier explained, words from God, revealing his hearty intentions towards all of humanity. Depression which is sometimes from disappointment of lack of basic needs of life is being expressed here that it has a source and in abundance. This Spiritual words carry a definite solution, doing God’s work first, that is, making your number one priority. 
What do I mean by putting God first?
Off course, literally, put God first. The Wisdom applied here is based on knowledge of the potential God has placed in you to have anything you want accordingly. 

Part Two coming soon!

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But this novel, “College Romance”
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Adedeji

BEST SELLING BOOK STILL ON STORES

COLLEGE ROMANCE is now on the following stores:
Call: Mr David on – 09034821630

A big thanks to Pooja, Swati, Lost Souls Wandering and insomniac for the guest post. I really appreciate!

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Vision vs Ambitions

Like I said, “Vision is the evidence of the unseen reality of the future” therefore in the place of setting a goal, vision is paramount to seeing that goal burst into reality. Vision in her real image is not something you birth out of opinion because it is not a self-help orientation. In a place where you are told to create a vision for something or for your life, you must consider the odds. That’s what’s makes a vision a vision and a lot different from revelation. I’m not saying man cannot create a vision but the criteria for vision is to show consideration for the odds, i.e events, people and things and yourself.  Another criteria is that Vision is not created for the most qualified but for those that have the passion. Visions can be fulfilled  or terminated. It is not a function of the vision rather the author.

Now, Ambition. Though they may sound alike but their difference is very clear. Ambition is often self-opinion driven and lacks the weight to carry others along, therefore talking about odds, she will never be in consideration. Ambition is like you walking beside your horse, leaving her back empty of even a load. Ambition is that goal created out of self qualification such that only qualified people may occasionally tag along with the career of the vision. Note: Ambition is not the opposite of Vision, rather a secondary unit of Vision and a twin theory of goal.
Adedeji.

The Future in Flux

“There is no Present without the Past, therefore, there is no Future without the Present. Every day event is a movement, either backward or forward. To say that the Future is in Flux simply means a movement forward, into the future in this note. It also means an ongoing change. The Future in Flux must therefore be a deliberate act, not just day dreaming which I approve. Everything about the Future in a logical sense is in the Present but put it more divinely, everything needed about the Future is actually in the Past. Always move towards it having the Past as an Osis not a past life. Not the Past that you think I am referring to, I mean a divine Past. Man cannot by himself be a source to himself. Believe thus in Jesus! Like flowing water, the Present keeps moving into the Future. Keep Moving!”
Adedeji

ONE DAY AT A TIME

“Take it one day at a time for tomorrow will worry for itself. Having a vision is a partial view into the dynamic future which is a flux of the present. One day at a time, a second at a go, have fun, sometimes, try to be stupid and laugh at yourself, perfection is not for the worried. I’m not saying you should be carefree but being narrow minded is worst than depression. Take it one day at a time”
Adedeji.

Definition of Limitation: World of Rules and Protocol.

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As much as I love orderliness is as much as I dislike limitation.

It is good to create rules and protocols but wherein is the issue of emergencies, which is often the best excuse to break all form of rules and regulations.

Limitations is caused by all sorts of Laws and in some heartaching cases to a fault. A six months old baby cannot run on his feet because his legs are yet feeble and under going a longterm process, what if we decide to break the rules of this process.

Surely, there may likely be a catastrophic side effects on that baby. Offcourse, to this extent, rules and processes as such as this and at this level must be respected.

No wonder most scientists do not believe in Miracles!!!

But Miracles are events that happen out of laws being broken or superseded. Miracles are breakthroughs, Laws are Limitations, and these two work hand in hand. Therefore in this work of Miracles lies freedom.

The Mystery behind Freedom is that freedom is bounded by certain laws. Therefore, if freedom is bounded by certain laws, is freedom actually free?

Any one on Earth that so desires any form of breakthrough must break certain laws in any hemisphere of life.

For an Aeroplane to fly, it sure breaks the Law of Gravity even if can only do that for some seconds or minutes or hours, yet, assuredly, it breaks the Law of Gravity. And we thank God for the Birds!!!

But will a Fish break the Law of of it habitation? Sure, if she does, death awaits her.

Therefore can we say that the fish only finds freedom to live inside the water. Why? Becasue she is following the law of freedom which is bounded by her nature to live and dwell inside the water.

What Is the Law of Freedom?

“That for everything to consist and live and move, it must abide by the rules of nature wherein there is liberty to work”. Adedeji.

On this Note: we can understand what breakthrough is:

Breakthrough requires first, a deliberate and purposeful Evolution from the norm.

That is…

You must exercise a change within and without of your nature that no longer can be accepted by your comfort zone.

Example: If a Fish should decide to live outside her habitat, then she must have Evolved within and without before she can lunch out of the water and change her location to begin to dwell among the Lions or best say, Land Dwellers…

If we all lived to follow all laws and Protocol, surely, Miracles and Technology wouldn’t have attained this heights.

Some School of Thought belief that there tree levels of Laws (Protocols)…

They are : Primary Laws, Secondary Laws and Divine Laws.

In this note: Primary and Secondary Laws are the two kinds of Natural Laws which are subdivided into:

(Primary Laws) – Laws of Nature

(Secondary Laws) – Laws of Man

(Divine Laws) – Laws of Supreme Divinity {God-Jesus}

We’ll revisit these topics soon…

I  AM FREE

Author: Adedeji Oshigbesan