The Joy of Saying NO

Confession of the word of God in our mind is much more important than the words of our mouth . I never knew depression was much more than a feeling , I never knew it was a spirit so close tormenting my everyday living . I treated it like what I could control myself . Every now and then it would come and have me for a long time because I thought it was not such a big deal . It would show up in the middle of the nights , it would show up in the midst of my happy moments, it would show up while eating . It kept on harassing me and messing my day up even as a believer .  I would confess it away but my mind wasn’t ready to let go . My mouth was always saying something different from what my mind wants . Some days I would get so depressed and sleep under the table . It stopped me from eating or taking good care of myself until one morning I was tired of being tired .

Colossians 1:13
For we have been delivered from
The dominion of darkness and we have
Been transferred to the kingdom
Of his beloved son where there is redemption and forgiveness of sin  .

I never saw it as a darkness , it was easy to see homosexuality, manipulations and the sins that were obvious as darkness but just like most of us I thought it was nothing and there was no need to bother it until I got a revelation of what happened on the cross in relation to depression. Freedom happened on the cross , freedom from all kinds of diseases including emotional diseases . The challenge we have is we don’t see emotional issues as diseases hence we think we can handle them with our own strength. Light came and I saw it as a darkness , a darkness I have been allowing to have me and my thoughts . The first stage with healing and transformation is admitting you are dealing with an issue because if you do not admit , you can’t submit it to the word of God for renewal . That day wasn’t my first time of reading Colossians 1:13 but that was the first day of seeing depression as darkness and seeing that I actually have the ability to SAY NO .  

As a young child, saying no was termed rude , saying NO was an abomination. I didn’t grow up in an environment where you have the rights to say NO , infact it is expected of you just like some of us reading this to ALWAYS say yes to everything everyone ask us to do so even though the same power that rose Jesus Christ from the dead was at work in me , my mind couldn’t bring myself to believe I could say NO to depression . Most of us have have watched people say YES TO ALL THEY FEEL , SAY YES TO ALL WE FEEL that we thing we don’t have the power to say NO .

God is healing me and I hope you open your mind and believe that you can say no and on the other side of NO is YES to happiness , peace in the midst of storm .

Romans 8:11(NIV)
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

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