Mental Illness

Mental Illness

I was born into a world where my first love was bipolar. I was born into a world when my first hero battled depression. I was born with a high statistical chance of developing a mental illness. But this world didn’t realize that my God doesn’t operate based off of statistics. I was born to defy the “statistical probability” this world set for me because I have a God who holds me in the palm of his hand and gives his grace and mercy to sustain me even when I do not deserve it.
I say all this to say, I speak from experience and mental illness is a very REAL condition that many of us will battle. I was someone who used to over analyze every emotion I felt in fear that I would lose control of my mind because I was told that I had a “high probability” of becoming bipolar and depression was bound to happen. It was just about when. I decided not too long ago that my mind and body belong to my God, and with Him “probability” has no chance. And the same way God has sustained me and kept my mind, He will do for you. Mental illnesses are real conditions that need to be acknowledged and prayed about just as much as those hindrances we can see physically. Mental illness can change your reality in a way many things can not because it first attacks your mind, the most powerful tool we have.
So, if you are battling mental illness, or you love someone who is, take care of the mind the same way you would a cut or bruised shin. Talk about it, acknowledge it, ask for prayer, stand in agreement of God’s promises. I will stand with you. Mental illness has attacked many generations before me, but that generational curse ends with me!

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