Allow me to follow my most recent posts to their logical conclusion. Up to this point I have been talking about me, what’s going on in my life, and the many discouragements that have beset me along the way. Given the nature of my situation, and the many instances that try to pull me under, (depression, rejection, and other things), it is logical for me to fall under their sway. To be honest, if it were any other person in my situation, they might have.
But, I just don’t see life like everyone else does. It’s very difficult to discourage me in any way, shape, form, or fashion that would actually produce a significant amount of depression. I’m strange like that.
But, those emotions naturally lead to the dark side. A place where every contrary emotion to light and good takes residence in your mind, (because at this point they already have your heart), and fester and plot. The mind is weak and falls prey to such deceptions as these, causing us to believe the lie and then act upon that belief.
The dark side is a place where we realize that we aren’t worth anything. Because really we aren’t worth much by ourselves… That’s why God gives us worth and value. You are only worth what other people will pay for you: Jesus paid His life. You are worth an immense amount to God.
But, the dark side helps us conveniently forget our worth in Christ, and we become Anakin Skywalker. We become haters of what we once loved, and vow to destroy everything good and right.
The warning is not to let things get you in a rut that leads to the dark side. The encouragement: God’s worth for you is so much more than any value you could place upon yourself. You will never have to be depressed, you choose to.
It’s kind of short today. Just ponder it a little longer, I don’t always have a lot to say.
As always, thanks for reading.
—the anonymous novelist