Fighting For Mental Health

Day 6: Fight to be Fully Alive

“The glory of God is man fully alive.” -St. Irenaeus 

When was the last time you were fully alive? Can you think back to when you were truly engaged in life? God did not create you to live half alive! It is time to get back your fight to live. 

People need what you have. Your life is important. Your role is vital in the body of Christ! 

Mental and emotional illnesses tend to drain the life from people. Depression and anxiety can feel all-consuming. Sometimes, you might not even feel anything at all. Life might seem dull, meaningless or cloudy. 

God created you to be fully alive. Jesus gives abundant life! Full life! Overflowing and to the brim! With His help, it is possible to live fully alive again. 

God is fighting for you, but you also need to do your part in the natural. Fight to wake up. Fight to get out of bed. Fight to show up to work. Fight to be present with your family. Fight to love your spouse. Fight to focus on your relationship with Christ. Fight to get to church. Fight to be fully alive! 

Following Jesus doesn’t mean you will not face problems or challenges in life. Take a look at what Jesus tells us in John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

No matter what troubles or circumstances you are facing, Jesus has overcome the world. Since He lives in you, you also can overcome. Embrace the peace He promises and fight to be fully alive!

Pray with me today: “Father, today I choose to fight to be fully alive! Give me the energy to live this day to the fullest. Help me to be present and engaged with the people in my life. Work through me as your vessel. Thank you for your life and energy at work in my heart and mind. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” 

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