Get rid of the weapons. If you own guns, drop them off at the local police station. Remove everything in your home that could be used as a weapon against yourself.
Stand up to negative thoughts. Take control of your brain. Chase negative thoughts away so you can achieve joy and happiness. Focus on pure and noble thoughts as it says in Phil. 4:8. What pure thing makes you smile? In Ephesians 6:12, we are made aware that we are at battle against evil spiritual forces. It’s time to fight back. Start by claiming your claiming your life.
Analyze your medications. If you have noticed that your suicidal thoughts increased after you began taking a medicine, read the side effects to see if that is listed. Talk to your doctor and be persistent about changing the medicine.Ignore (and defy) feelings inspired by depression. Don’t let your feelings control you. Here are some feelings and ways to ignore and rebel against them:
- “I feel like staying in bed all day.” Instead, get up and exercise.
- “I don’t want to face anyone today.” Instead, walk through your neighborhood and wave to people.
- “I don’t want to eat.” Ignore the feeling and defy it by eating something healthy (like fruit).
Love God and people. Pray daily and bless others regularly. This might mean helping your neighbor or serving in church or volunteering at a local animal shelter. You are a masterpiece that God has made for a purpose. Ecclesiastes 9:10 tells us, “…For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.” Love knowledge! Love wisdom! This is your time on Earth. Dear Lord, We praise You and thank You for giving us life and breath. Give us courage to make our lives healthier. Help us to see how beautifully and wonderfully You have created us. In Christ’s Name, Amen.
Click here to ready my poem about embracing “Today.” I am praying for you to draw closer to God, fight those negative thoughts and focus on happy ones, and do the right thing.
© 2015 Kim Bond
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