Written & Published by Lolita Buck
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Rarely do I start a blog post with scripture. But for this post in particular I felt it imperative that I do so. The devil is surely busy & we need to stand on God's word like never before especially when it comes to mental illness.
What prompted this post is the recent news about actor Kristoff St. John from The Young & The Restless soap opera. Kristoff was only fifty two years old. It is said he had been battling severe depression ever since his son committed suicide at the age of twenty four. Do you see the pathology here? The generational curse? Two precious lives snuffed out way too soon.
The attack of the enemy is real people. And his most prized possession is the human mind. He knows this is where transformation occurs & his number priority is to keep us stuck. His objective is to kill, steal, & destroy. And he'll do it by any means necessary.
It's so funny in preparing this message a spirit of depression came over me out of nowhere. It was almost like Satan was trying to stop me from getting this out to the people. He's a sneaky little thing. In doing research for this post I also read that Kristoff's net worth was ten million dollars & when I looked at highlights of his life it appeared picture perfect. But that's what I'm talking about when I say the enemy is sneaky.
He'll give you every material possession you ever wanted but then torment you so much internally that you can't even enjoy the stuff. Crazy, right? But it's a well known fact unfortunately. Just look at the number of celebrities that commit suicide. My goal isn't to preach to you today but instead to leave you with some scriptures in the event you find yourself becoming unhinged. To offer light in what may appear to be a dark & lonely space.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude