"Anything worth having is worth fighting for?"
If you want to break free from depression, fight to get out. Have you ever heard the saying, you have to seek help, recognize what is causing it, separate yourself from the root, and Do you believe that? Has there ever been anything in you life that was super important or very special or extremely valuable that was just given to you? I mean you didn't have to do anything for it. Probably not. If you want a degree in education you have to study for it, take tests, earn it. If you want a toned and fit body, you have to work out and sweat and be sore and eat right. If you want to make a lot of money, you have to work really hard at your job to earn a raise, work overtime, work multiple jobs, or start a business.
No matter what it is, you have to fight! The problem is, some people don't want to fight, or they're scared of what may happen when they do fight. Of course, in any fight you're going to come out with bruises and cuts and bumps. You may even end up with a permanent scar, but that scar serves a purpose. It will always remind you of what you survived and how you fought and won!
This is not an easy choice, however, it is still a choice. You get to choose if you want to be free from whatever it is that is causing you pain. You don't have to be in it if you don't want to! There is a strength that lies within all of us that we don't know is there until we are forced to tap into it. Sometimes, our situation pushes us to that point and we find ourselves throwing punches, uppercuts, and karate kicks we've never done in our lives, but it was laying dormant the whole time. To be honest, there are some of us that needed that to happen so we can see how strong we really are.
I look back at a lot of things that took place in my past and I have a choice to cry and say, "Why did you let that happen to me God? Why did I have to go through all that pain? Why did things not work out like I thought they would?" Instead, I choose to say, "Thank you God for getting me out of that situation that I got myself into. Thank God I'm not there anymore. I forgive all those that caused me pain because I want God to forgive me of my sins, and I want healing of that pain. Praise God that even though it didn't work out like I planned, I know that all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord!" I acknowledge that the events happen in my past, but I refuse to allow them to rule and dictate my future.
What will your choice be? You have the power and the right to say what you will allow to continue to happen and what will stop. You can choose to look at your situation you either went through or are in right now and say, enough is enough! There is a time in all of our lives where we have to make a decision, when we come to that fork in the road. "Do I go left, or do I go right?" You will have to make that decision all by yourself, there will be no one around to hold your hand. This is the time where you have to put away childish things and step into adulthood and choose for yourself.
It all boils down to a decision that you make within yourself. Are you going to decide to stay in a relationship with someone that is hurting you, or are you done being a doormat? Are you going to decide to continue to listen to the lies in your head that you are not good enough and that you are ugly and no one will want you after this, or are you going to fight back and tell the devil he's a liar to his face and you are fearfully and wonderfully made? Are you going to stand there and allow others to live the life that you've always dreamed of while you watch from the sidelines, or are you going to do whatever it takes to live this life to the fullest? It really is up to you.
How bad do you want it?
Now Go forth and Conquer!