Some of the closest people to me in life are struggling with the once taboo subject of Depression. You know, I hate the word depression. It sounds so hopeless. It is so difficult to explain to someone that doesn’t have the battle with this subject just how it feels. I have endured this periodically in my life. I have been fortunate enough to find some ways that have helped me tackle this and turn things around.
Some of us, if not all of us, are a bit sensitive to the “disabilities” that we have or perceive we have. We are our own worst critic. Sometimes we hope for things and then quickly dash our hopes against the rocks of the all too familiar doubt that we, and others, have for us.
When loved ones in my life would collapse and give up over and over, I struggled to understand why. It made me ask the questions: Is it because we are afraid of failure? Maybe it’s because we fear success just as much. I came to a solid solution after asking myself this question. I believe that we are born for greatness! The greatness that comes from discovering who you really are.
I thought it would be appropriate to write a song for those that deal with this dark sadness known as depression. I sat in my studio again and prayed to know what I should say. So the lyrics came: “Be true to your self. Do you know who you are?”
If there is a God and we are really on this earth for a reason, then who are we? What is the purpose of all these little “exercises of our faith?” You know, if there is a God and He’s organized enough to make this very complex world function, then I believe that He knows who we are. He has a plan for you and I.
He hasn’t left us all alone to figure this out.
I do whole heartedly believe we are the literal Spirit Children of our Father in Heaven. The spirit inside that body of yours, that makes you alive, was created by Him. I want to share the fact that YOU are of great worth, and are loved by Him. You are made in His image. You are His child. We sell ourselves so short of the blessings we could have if we would just acknowledge that fact.
Behind us stand Angels ready to help us and bless us. None of us will ever stand alone in this life. We are surrounded by Angels and they bless us daily. We have to do our part though. God will not force our hand. We must reach out to Him. He is there.