"However, after watching this clip, I came to realize that this new social grace hasn’t been so equally given to individuals in prominent leadership."
It was Saturday morning. I was coming from my son’s flag football game and I was on an emotional high. I was very proud of my guy; he caught every pass directed to him (2 receptions) and he even scored a touchdown. They won their game decisively. In honor of his win, he requested to go to Chik-Fil-A to eat lunch, and to that I was glad to oblige.
As I waited in the line of the drive thru, which by the length you’d think the sandwiches were free, I took a moment to scroll through Twitter to catch up on the “happenings” of the internet.
"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.