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Learning to Excel with Chronic Illness – Overcoming the Blahs, Blues and Depression
An Optimist calls it the Blahs
A Pessimist call it the Blues
A person who is giving up calls it Depression
My Blog entry today is partly a method of therapy that I have learned to implement on troublesome days, and partly an attempt to help those who may be suffering through transition in their life due to illness, financial decrease, family troubles or any other circumstance that would threaten to overwhelm your Mind, Will, and Emotions.
It has been a very tough year for me, as my life is in a constant state of transition due Fibromyalgia and the Economy. When it comes to my job, I have always tried to follow the Bible principle that states, "whatever labor you do with your hands, do it with all your might". I have always tried to give more then was expected of me. I have always tried to excel beyond other people’s expectations for me. The chronic pain and fatigue of Fibromyalgia has limited my abilities and at times I feel somewhat worthless. Some days I am not even able to achieve my own expectations, much less those of others. Feeling inadequate can definitely affect your mind, will and emotions. It is a constant daily struggle to remind ourselves that God can help us overcome, even in the worst circumstances.
When we are weak:
2Co 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
The Bible is my only solace on days like today, when I feel weak and useless. Learning to Excel when we feel like Crap is truly a battle for our will. God’s Word tells us that His Grace is sufficient to cover our Need. My Mind and Emotions are trying to tell me that I Need to stay in bed and hide from the world of my troubles. But God’s promise is that I can overcome the negative thinking and depressive emotions that cause most people to give up and give in to their problems, because it is not only illness that brings such thoughts and feelings, but any transition that takes place in our lives. Our minds and emotions do not like change. But change is the only constant in God’s universe. When we are suffering through transitions in life, we must remember that God can use our weakness to bring Him Glory. If we allow ourselves to be used of God, even on the days that our problems would overwhelm us, He will make a positive out of a negative. "When we are weak", God is able to show His strength to give us the power to overcome. What is your problem today? Is it an illness, a lost job or a dysfunctional relationship? As humans beings, we have a very narrow and limited view of life and we sometimes cannot imagine how God can work a miracle for us in our present state of being. The Bible assures us that God sees and knows all things pertaining to our life, and that He has the power to turn our weakness into His strength (if we are willing to abide in Him). God’s principles for living our lives are the only effective means of overcoming our thoughts, actions and motives. Here are three techniques to help rid ourselves of thoughts and feelings of defeat that can limit our ability to work on the tasks that need to get done (no matter how we feel).
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2Co 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
God reminds us here that we cannot allow our thoughts of illness, needs, distresses, etc… to overwhelm us. We must take a firm stance in our own responsibility to control our own thoughts. Affirmative and Godly thinking is the beginning of the process that leads to victory over any circumstance. Control your thoughts instead of allowing them to control you and thereby affecting your emotions.
These verses are also a reminder that if we allow our emotions to control us, we are elevating our thoughts above the thoughts of God Himself. Are we smarter than God? No, we do not have the knowledge or foresight that God possesses. When we allow ourselves the "luxury" of negative thoughts and emotions, we are basically saying that God is not strong enough or smart enough to help us in our time of need. Our emotions take over when we neglect that God is in complete control and that He does have Love for us that gives us the power and the will to overcome. Don’t allow your emotions to hold you hostage. Take control of your emotions with affirmative thoughts and God will be able to give us His Power.
Will to Obey, Obey to have Will:
When we speak of the human will, we are speaking of a person’s active decision making process. How will you decide to function and live today> Many of us are tempted to give up when times get tough. This is due to human conditioning that we are essentially helpless and hopeless unless we have health, money and influence. You have been conditioned by life to expect less than God is willing to give you. God loves you and wants to give you Joy, Peace and Plenty. However, we often cannot receive God’s Best, because we feel like we are at our Worst. Controlling your Thoughts gives you power to win back your positive emotions. It is only when we have allowed God to rescue us from our selfish thinking and emotions that we then have the power to make positive decisions that can not only help us, but will also be a great influence on the people around us. Bring every thought under control that you may be on top of your emotions and actually accomplish something worthwhile today… Something that has eternal value.
What we learn here, and what I am reminding myself of, is the fact that we have to choose how we will think, feel and act each day. Will we give in to temptation and lay in bed thinking of our terrible problems and how they are not allowing us to function because we are so depressed. Or will we seize upon God’s promise of Victory through the process of controlling our thoughts, actions and decisions? God wants us to be happy, at peace and actively involved in steering the course of our life… Don’t let Anything stand in the way of your Blessings. Not Illness, Not Money, and certainly not the Actions and Decisions of other people. Take Control and Take Action to Receive God’s Blessings of Abundance.
I did not feel well when I woke up today. I did not think I could do my job. I did not have motivation to work and help others. I did not have anything positive to add to my life or the life of my family and friends until I reminded myself that God is in control and that He has the power to give me the complete victory over my Illness by learning what His Word teaches about the human soul and our responsibility to use His Strength to Overcome my thoughts, emotions and will… I Now have my day back and I feel so much better.
May God Richly Bless You,
Pastor Charles Beason
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Whether it be in life or in business, we are – Learning to Excel with Chronic Illness – Overcoming the Blahs, Blues and Depression
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I try to provide a new lesson each week but I have not been able to accomplish much this last week. I wanted to write the next lesson for my website but I am in the midst of a pretty severe Fibromyalgia Flare and can barely function when it hits me. Part of the reason I got into Affiliate Marketing was because I have a chronic illness with constant pain and fatigue that sometimes incapacitates me to the point that I am unable to perform any real physical labor. I continue to work, but some days I might as well not even be there because I feel that I am not useful enough. Although I now have physical limitations that I have had to learn to adapt to, I can still type on the computer. It is only when the pain and fatigue are so bad that I have trouble concentrating that I feel really useless. I suppose this feeling is normal for a person with chronic illness, but it does not make life any easier. My Faith is continually tested as I pray for strength to accomplish the things I need to do each day.
The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12; that he also had a chronic condition and he called it a “thorn in the flesh”. He prayed three times for God to heal him, but instead of healing, God’s response was that “His Grace” was sufficient to overcome Paul’s condition. In other words, God told Paul that although He was not going to remove his illness, He would provide him with Grace to Cope with and overcome his condition.
God’s Grace is His Power to accomplish His Will in this world, even when we are bombarded with illnesses, sufferings, grief’s and sorrows that we think we are not able to cope with. If we will allow God to work His Grace in our Soul (mind, will and emotions), He is able to loan us a bit of His Power to overcome any obstacle that lies in the path of our ability to do what is right, honest and good. This is the power to do a vast amount of Good in the world. Most people believe that God’s Grace is confined to spiritual matters. But this same Grace is the power we need to succeed in our Jobs and Businesses too.
As a minister and pastor, my goal is to help people learn to tap into God’s Grace by applying the Principles in His Word to Control our thoughts, stabilize our emotions and produce good quality decisions. When we learn techniques and methods to apply God’s Word in our daily lives, we improve them by two-hundred percent. My goal for Online Biz is pretty much the same; To help people learn practical techniques and methods to ultimately improve their Quality of Life. Our lives will never be perfect, spiritually or financially, but we can improve our lives by applying Godly Principles to our thoughts, motives and actions in our personal lives and in business. It is a lofty goal, but certainly achievable. God has promised to improve our life in every way, if we will only Apply His methods to our thoughts, actions and motives.
By following the Principles of “sowing and reaping” that are explained in the Bible, we may be certain that the seeds of business that we sow, with each link in each promotion, will eventually produce fruit. As a farmer plants seeds in a field and waits for God to provide the sunlight and rain while the farmer tends to his garden, we also can be assured that God will provide our needs as we promote products and services that meet the needs of the people around us.
As long as we place the needs of others above our own self interest, we can expect that God will give us the Victory over all of the negative aspects of living life on this planet. No matter who we are or what we may be suffering at the moment, God has the techniques and methods we need to Overcome our own shortcomings and live a more abundant life. A more abundant life may not include mountains of money for us to selfishly indulge our desires, but He will always provide the things we truly Need to live a lifestyle that is more abundant, along with the ability to share ourselves and our abundance with people who are presently in greater need than we are.
My family always tried to teach me that my life would be much easier if I would only work “within the system“ by obeying the rules of my authorities. There is no greater authority then God and My God has taught me that I can avoid much of the sufferings that I see around me, by following His System of Operation in my life. Many of us would like to enjoy the freedom that comes with starting and operating your own business. The true definition of freedom is: The ability to do what is right, honest and ethical so that God may improve our lives.
If we are to be successful in any area of our life, we must avoid the temptation to take “shortcuts” to success and be involved with Scams and Unethical marketing techniques. Our desire to help other people succeed in life should be the driving force in our business. If we sincerely approach people with solutions to their needs, they will automatically provide us with what we need for ourselves. Keep the needs of others in mind when marketing your affiliate programs and you will eventually see the benefits.
I have been involved with affiliate programs for some time now and I have many sub-affiliates who have joined programs through my efforts. Each time one of those sub-affiliates makes a sale, I make a small commission. If I can teach them how to effectively promote their affiliate programs (and home based businesses), I will eventually have an army of sub-affiliates making a good living for themselves and for me. The same principles that apply to improving a person’s spiritual life also apply to improving their financial income. I will work, as best I can, to put your needs above mine so that we both may prosper.
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Many people join Internet Affiliate Programs and give up too soon. Internet Affiliate Marketing is like Salvation in that it is a process. A process of learning from our mistakes and listening to the advice of those who have experience in affiliate marketing and advertising. All the programs I have listed on my website are absolutely Free to Join, so that you are left without an excuse to get involved and improve the lives of others while simultaneously improving your own life.
I am a much happier person when I am actively involved in helping other people achieve their goals in life. No matter what fibromyalgia makes me suffer in the flesh is more than made up for by God’s Grace when I apply it to your needs and your life.
May God’s Grace inspire you in every possible way,
Pastor Charles Beason
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