Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed? Depressed? Anxious? ~ #SharperImage #TheeSWord

Do we choose to be overwhelmed? To suffer depression an anxiety? Yes and no.

Depression and anxiety are epidemic in our culture. Suicide, the most tragic possible end of these conditions, is all too common today, and the church has had a mixed and mediocre track record of dealing with it.

About six or seven years ago, I entered a period of depression and anxiety that I didn’t see coming, and didn’t recognized until I was in fairly deep. I had made the choice to say yes to “opportunities” that wound up crowding God and other people out of my life, and I descended into a bit of a pit. My soul suffered. My wife and kids suffered. My church suffered.

After moving to the west coast and getting plugged into a church and a small group that forced us to get real, I finally began to understand where I was and make the slow and difficult climb out of the valley. I’d been overwhelmed.

What does overwhelmed look like in the life of a Christian? Find out more here!

You can also find informative sermons, notes, and resources at FellowshipSalem.com/Taboo2

Small Groups + Rebellions against your Leaders

 

 

In response to “How To Destroy Your Pastor

I just learned about this in my study of Numbers 16. Rebellion never has its root in Principle, but it almost always has its root in Pride. I think that is where it comes down to. Besides, Romans 13:1-2 says; Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

Just my understanding of “small groups” opposing a GOD ordained Leader. Praying the feet of the body stop trying to be the hands of the body or vice versa. We are chosen to be where we are when we are what we are because that is how GOD will desire to use us best to His glory to glorify His Kingdom. Let’s us rejoice that we get to be a part of that.