Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Blues and Ready to Send Pity Party Invites

Having "the holiday blahs" is not something that just came about. Its been going on for some time. The recognition of it is relatively new...well, if you consider the last 20-30 years new. The realization of such the condition more then likely had been snubbed or left on the shelf with the resolve being to just get over it already, or go take a nap and get with it, or here are some tranquilizers (which seemed to be the answer to anything that ailed you back in the 60's), you'll be fine. These panacea like answers were created because what the therapists and counselors were dealing with were so much more important than just having the blues.

These days "the blahs" are considered a form of depression. Now there are varying levels of this condition and with these varying levels come more advice, more hours with the doctor and certainly more medication. Also the medical profession take this condition much more seriously and in turn with their advice, the patients take it more seriously...though, I find it strange that with these cases having such consideration, now, why wouldn't there be more funds allocated to those with these conditions? Why were these funds the first to go when trying to get a state back on budget? Why haven't the funds returned to treat these serious cases?

There's nothing I can do about that, nor do I minimize the seriousness of having such the condition. The reason for this entry is the season we are currently in this month and how it can be enjoyed as with every day in the Lord.

This is the day, the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24 KJV). This is how I treat each day as I get up in the morning. It is a command I use to remind the Lord of His Word and how my day has to be. The Word cannot return to Him void (Isaiah 55:11 AMP). So if the ministering angels must do something, why not it be what the laws of the Word tell them to do (Hebrews 1:14 AMP). Any obstacles will have to be removed (Mark 11:23 AMP). Obstacles will not make my day a joyful one. Peace must rule and reign for my day to be enjoyed. The evil and mischief of others will have to be played on someone else (Proverbs 12:21 KJV). The moment they come near, any evil that they were thinking dissipates and they stand there saying, "now what was it that I was about to do?" It is the coolest thing ever!

Granted, there are those that have gone through all sorts of devastation and loss. Trying to put the pieces back together seem to be an impossible task and blaming someone else almost would be a normal thing to do if you didn't know better; nevertheless, God is still good. There has to be a point where you must put things back into perspective. As much as you have prayed for certain family members, some still keep getting into all sorts of trouble. Do you think your prayers weren't answered or was the family member determined to do what he/she wanted to do? Was it God's fault that this person refused sound instruction, direction, or guidance? Just as you made a quality decision to be saved, others made the decision not to be (2 Timothy 4:3 AMP).

Loss is not the only reason as to why people have  feelings of not wanting to do anything, sleeping all of the time, or sit in the dark. As many reasons as there are to muster up, someone can think of one more. Why go through them all? If a person in that state of mind, wished to be out of it, would he/she use what is available if it weren't drugs or cost them anything? Just as I used scripture as stated above, here are some verses that can be more of assistance: Deuteronomy 31:8, 32:10, Psalm 34:17, 40:1-3, 3:3, 32:10, 37:3-4, 42:11, Jeremiah 29:11, 1 Peter 5:6-7, John 16:33, 1 Peter 4:12-13.

If we were to look at the matter in terms of relationships and dating, it is not the thing to do to get your mind off of your woes. As much as we have discussed not to incorporate anyone into a mess until you have cleaned it up, this would also go under the very same category. If you are still feeling "the blahs" and decided to date to get your mind off of it and just so happened to mention what you are going through, you could trigger the same depressive state in the other person, alienate your ideal mate from ever dating you again, or make a bad decision worse by thinking this person understands you and what you are going through. When the condition leaves and you are then stuck with someone who is still having the blues, what's your next move? What do you do with this person's heart now that you are better? What if this person likes being in that state? Don't you think there are people who enjoy pity parties, being miserable and having company to wallow in it? You've heard the saying before. Where do you think it comes from?

This is the season of giving and having an outward showing of the Spirit of the Lord. People are more accepting of Him during this time. Yes, we are to show this every year and for the most part, those of us that know - do. Its just that those that don't are willing to now. It is a stupendous opportunity for His wondrous works to be seen. If ever having those miserable feelings again, take out this season of giving and sharing with others. You know it doesn't have to be Christmas to show His love. Once you start, misery has to find residence elsewhere (Ephesians 4:27 AMP).

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