Happy Monday, and welcome to my blog! The purpose of this blog is to empower and encourage you, and to give you hope and a reminder that you are an OVERCOMER!!!
Just a little about me:
In 2003, I was diagnosed with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), General Anxiety, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). To top it all off, I am a former cutter. The first few years were the hardest. The way I felt about myself was negative. I couldn’t believe this was happening. I hated what this thing had done to me, and I hated how I was. I kept telling myself, “You’re making this up. Nobody is this stupid.” Then there was the struggle with trying to figure out if my faith was intact. Did I still believe in God? Did he love me at all? Was he angry with me for allowing this “thing” to happen to me?
My overcoming is a result of Jesus, my determination to get better, and counseling. In Isaiah, he is called the Wonderful Counselor. I began to follow some wise advice – talk to your counselor, get some sun (nature’s Prozac), become a part of a community, come out of isolation, and most importantly, laugh! It’s like a divine recipe, right?
So, let’s go on a journey. I will share with you about my life, ways that I have overcome, and most important – I will share about Jesus. He is my source and my sustainer. Ma’am, sir, I will not apologize for that. Again, my goal is to empower and encourage. I have a special project I’m working on for the near future, so stay tuned!
My thought for today:
A wise woman once said, “It is not a badge of honor to suffer in silence.” There are too many people in this world. Somebody cares about you. Someone will show you compassion. God wouldn’t create you and leave you alone. Get community. Make some friends. Not everyone is bad, ma’am/sir. Trust me; I learned the hard way. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about it at some point.
Have a wonderful, overcoming day!