(by Tribe Member Leah)
I love to read what millennials have to say. I have featured many guest blogs written by young adults because I think understanding their perspective is so crucial, and they have a lot of wisdom to share. The guest blogger today is no different. Her name is Leah and she became a member of my Tribe. Leah shares her personal experiences on her blog LamaLeah.com, and we’ve been happy to have her as a guest blogger for thehopeline.com as well. Leah said, “Being a tribe member, and simply listening to the radio show, has inspired me try to change the world in the small ways that can have big impacts. Whether it be by giving a hug to a friend who needs comfort, or writing an article about overcoming bullying and sharing it on the internet.” In this blog post Leah shares her own struggle with suicidal thoughts and what is helping her overcome suicidal thoughts. She encourages her readers to keep fighting for life. – Dawson
(Post originally published on TheHopeLine®)
The Enemy is Fighting to Defeat You
If you were not on this earth, life for everyone else who is still here would never be the same. If you are struggling with knowing your true value, continue to read.
Last week I was at a coffee shop with the intention of writing, but I made a friend. They shared their wisdom about life with me. This person shared parts of their testimony. Despite having a HARD life, they choose to remain positive. I shared about the first time that Satan had a spirit of death and suicide over me.
How they responded to me is relevant for anyone who has struggled or is struggling with suicidal thoughts/actions. I was told, “The enemy did/does not want you here because he knows how special you are, what you have done and are going to do here on this earth for the glory of God.”
That statement has so much truth in it. If I had died the first time I desperately wanted to, I would not have been able to make the small mark on the world that I have made. I wouldn’t have the honor of helping those whom I have gotten the chance to help, and my blog, Lama Leah, wouldn’t be what it has been becoming and my thoughts and wisdom would not have reached around the world. In my wildest dreams I never thought that my life would change for the better, but against my contrary belief, it did! I have been able to do some things and help some people that I would have never have thought was possible.
The Enemy is intimidated by those who are going to do great things for the kingdom! When he sees something great that comes from God his instincts are to destroy it and prevent it from doing its work. The most rewarding thing that you can do is overcome the devil through the blood of Christ.
When I personally choose to fight for life, my depression did not end nor was I always content with my decision. In the small moments of hope, that’s when I knew that it was worth it. For me, it was giving a friend a hug who is hurting, snuggles with my dog, drinking peppermint tea, late nights focused on art projects, and writing a blog post that others enjoy or learn from. These are the small moments when even depression is at its peak and living seems unbearable, that help me decide life is worth fighting for.
If you die from suicide you are taking the mark that you have put on the world and making it significantly lighter because if you continue to live the possibilities that you have to make your mark are endless. The world will absolutely never be the same without you because you bring something unique and individual to the world. If you are suicidal, I am truly begging you to give this life another chance. Life may not become better now but it can and will change eventually. God could be allowing you to go through this season as an opportunity to grow. Maybe God will use the season that you are in now and so you can gain wisdom for a different season. I promise you that choosing life will be worth it!
Two years ago, in the car, when my best friend was pleading for me to fight, she told me this, “You can’t commit suicide, think about how great the day when you are able to say ‘I made it through this hell and look where I am now.’ Things can only get better from here.” What she said was true. If you are suicidal from a bully in your life (any kind of bully…a physical person, depression, current life circumstances, the DEVIL, etc.), how will you be able to prove them wrong if you’re not alive to do so? From my experience, the rewarding part of various struggles in life is when you can overcome them.
Those who have the hardest life become the strongest people. If you are currently suicidal, please be encouraged. The battles that you are in are always worth fighting, even when it seems that you may not have victory, but remember it is impossible to achieve victory if you surrender. I promise you that life will change, and when it does, you will be grateful that you did not act on your plan. Think about the great day that it will be when you are able to see the beauty in your hardships. Suicide eliminates the chances of life becoming better because it stops your journey in this world.
If you choose life let me tell you this, it will not be an easy battle to overcome but in the end it is worth every hardship and tear. Yeshua is here to walk with you, by your side, every step of the way. Everything will be okay in the end, if it’s not okay, remember it simply isn’t the end. Also read these passages Psalms 57:8 and 1 John 5:4-5.
When you saw one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you.