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Living Life As An Adventure !!

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Living Life As An Adventure !!

Warrior Dash 2017

 

Yes this happened on a gorgeous Florida Saturday on February 11, 2017!  I share these pictures and this post with you because believe it or not I once was so depressed that I could not even dream of doing something like this!! I was afraid of everything and this would have certainly heightened my anxiety level to the max!!  BUT…

BUT thank God that He has healed me of my debilitating depression and now I LOVE life and am a healthy active, adventure seeking strong daughter of the KING.  Yup, my baby was just around 3 years old and my oldest was around 8 and I was suffering from such severe depression that going to the mall was a mountain I could not climb.  Going to Disney, the happiest place on earth, caused me severe anxiety.

Nowadays, when I go do all these “crazy adventures” the Lord will remind me, “remember when this was a daunting thing for you to even consider? ”  I love it when He reminds me from where He has rescued me from!! It is a healthy reminder that makes me appreciate my life EVERYDAY!  Never forget!! This is why I LOVE my LORD and SAVIOR so much.  Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can see Him reaching down from Heaven and lifting me up from a  garbage filled pit that was my life before I truly understood who HE was and then HE taught me who I was in HIM!  Brothers and Sisters, the love our Father has for us is beyond what we can think, I know I can’t even wrap my mind around it sometimes.  And that’s OK because the love I experience with my Lord here in this life overwhelms me all the time.

If you suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, or any other type of mental illness, take heart, HE who created you loves you and wishes to heal your mind and restore your life!  Many don’t like to talk about or even admit they have wrestled with this disease, but If we don’t talk about it how can you have HOPE?!  Believe me when I tell you that God wants you to live a free and abundant life.  Free from the strongholds that keep us bond.  Here are some books you can read to start you on your healing journey.

  1. The Bible (all lives questions are answered in the bible!)
  2. Loved Like Never Before Discovering the Father Heart of God by Ken Symington
  3. Healing Through Deliverance by Peter Horrobin

I leave you with these beautiful words from scripture – Psalm 139:13-16

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  Amen!

You are Loved Beloved !

RM Sorg

 

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Take Care of Your Mental Health

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Many of us do not spend enough time taking care of our mental health which is just as important as our physical health.  Today’s tough times are measured by the U.S. Surgeon General when they report that mental illness is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of decreasing one’s healthy life in the U.S.

That report says a lot to me as it should you as well.  But don’t fear and consider the following recommendations, if you will, to help you improve your mental health.

  • Value Yourself. You were created uniquely by God.  There is no one in the world like you.
  • Quiet Your Mind. Read the Bible, an inspiring story, a self-help book.  Take time to reflect on what you read, on the word’s that give you comfort and hope.  Take time to pray and reflect.
  • Build a Network of Friends. People with strong family and social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network.  Avoid unhealthy relationships that make you feel inadequate.
  • Give of Yourself. Volunteer your time and energy to help someone else.  Get the focus off of you and instead do something tangible to help others.  Try it you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
  • Learn to Deal with Stress. Stress will always be a part of life.  Practice good coping skills.
  • Avoid Alcohol. Because alcohol is a depressant, it only aggravates mental health conditions.
  • Take Care of Your Body. Improving your physical health can improve your mental health.  Exercise helps decrease depression and anxiety, and exercise improves your mood.
  • Get Help When You Need It. Seeking help is a sign of strength and not of weakness.  Find a treatment that is effective for you.  We are all different and what works for me might not work for you.

I feel compelled to write this because in the last 3 weeks I have personally known someone who lost their life and have heard of two other people that have taken their lives.  I wish everyone health, hope, love, family and whatever else you need to feel that tomorrow is another day.  If  you aren’t here someone will miss you, someone who loves you very much.