"I believe one of the many factors that ignites a bout with mental illness in the latter years in life, is one’s inability, ignorance, or outright refusal to properly process pain and grief."
So, on the date of this writing I received a call from a very wonderful soul. She was in a state of mourning because the date of her dialing me, was the birthday of her dearly departed.
"This is because life gets busy and before you know it, if you’re not intentional about your pause, you’ll unintentionally become negligent in your willingness or even desire to resume. "
I’m not attempting to advocate pessimism; however, I know that nothing good comes from living like ministry is supposed be perfect.
So, here’s the question: if I’m already challenged by my mandatory and very necessary truth, why in the world would I then seek additional and very unnecessary pain, by concerning myself with what EVERYBODY thinks of me?
Success is essentially the fulfillment of a purpose or objective. In other words, if a thing does what it ought to do, then the thing is deemed successful. Therefore, if our chase for success is wrong, then our pursuit for purpose will be also.
Fact: “Depression is a serious medical illness; it is not something that you've made up in your head.” If a Christian can have cancer, HIV, shingles, a cold, and MS; then certainly they can suffer with depression. Depression is real and if we don’t deal with it, it will deal with us.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
I'm just an imperfect guy, serving a Perfect God, and doing my best to share Him with everyone I can.