E=SPM: Emotional Stability Equals Spiritual, Physical, Mental Wellness & Strength
...a transgenerational approach and guide
I live to forget, not regret! It is never too late to love... Stay healthy! Attitude Alters Altitude! From this very moment, express the words, "I love you," more often!
I know your loved ones love and care about you, but outside of that circle, who really cares? I say love yourself first.
Again, I ask that you love yourself...first. How can we say we love God, whom we have not seen, but hate our Brothers who we see every day? (I John 4: 20) You see you every single day, first!
I want you to say to yourself, right now: "I love me!" Telling myself this profound statement does wonders for my self-esteem and self-motivation, and it can and will do the same for you. I want you to celebrate you, your existence, and your potential right now.
I affirm that before one can give love, she or he must get love, and before a person can share love, one must show love. Yes, I know that from an REBT perspective, must is an extreme position, but I also realize that there are flexibilities in life.
1. How long have you been suicidal or homicidal?
2. How often do you think about hurting yourself or hurting someone else?
3. What plan(s) do you have to commit the act(s)?
4. What means or objects do you have to commit the act(s)?
5. When was the last time you thought about committing the act(s)?
Note: If you are either suicidal or homicidal at this very moment, I ask that you please stop reading E=SPM: Emotional Stability Equals Spiritual, Physical, Mental Wellness & Strength (excerpts). I ask that you call your local Suicide and Crisis Hotline and/or 911, immediately, and do what is healthy for not only you, but also society.
You still have purpose and you can and will be re-empowered. Remember, I say love yourself first.
The Devil's Dilemma Delight: Depression
•The Devil's Devices
•The Devil's Detachment
•The Devil's Devouring Destruction
Deliverance: From Fear to Freedom!
Do not allow Satan to have/claim your victory!
"...through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace...through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord...His divine power...given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him...called us to glory and virtue..." (II Pet 1:1-3)
Note: If Noah preached for some 120 years, then how 'truly' concerned are you about heaven and hell...eternity...really? (I Peter 3: 19-20)
When was the last time that you realized that it was was/is a privilege, and not a right, to worship God? My God, the giver and sustainer of life can also be the taker and sapper of vivacity if and when one does not follow His commands and wishes.
When I pray to God, I no longer thank Him first, but instead I ask him to forgive me of my trespasses, my sins, because I am unworthy to just approach His majesty. I then thank Him because He is worthy...Who is your Higher Power? What is your Higher Power? How does your Higher Power lead you? Where does your Higher Power lead you? When does your Higher Power aid you? Why is your Higher Power your Higher Power? (Romans 14:12; I Peter 3:18-22; Revelation 21: 9; John 1:29, 36)
Patience: if I want, I will wait...
How can loving yourself 'first' be considered 'selflessness,' putting others needs ahead of my own, your own? Actually, the thought or the practice is not that complicated!
By loving yourself 'first,' you are actually putting others' needs ahead of yours simply because you will be more apt to respond to another's needs more healthily if your needs (of trust, love, and respect) are met first and foremost.
Basically, the key word is 'healthy.' How can one affectively and positively aid another if her or his needs are not met, in a godly, healthy, and wholly manner, and to avoid, possibly, an ultimate, unavoidable emotional bankruptcy?
A slave even has a purpose. What man may deem as useless, God may deem as useful. Take Onesimus, for example. Onesimus was a slave in the book of Philemon. He was actually Philemon's slave who had been a runaway. Paul, the Apostle, requested that Philemon take Onesimus back, not so much as a slave, but as a brother in the Lord. Though his crime was never mentioned, Onesimus had turned his life around and Paul acknowledged that fact. The key point that I wish to address here is that Onesimus actually means "useful."
I personally wish to thank you...Sincerely, Mark S. Hooper