The Ultimate Plan to Defeat Depression

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Do you have a plan for Depression? I promise it has a plan for you

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Spiritual Foundations

Whoever has no rule over his own spirit

Is like a city broken down, without walls.

Proverbs 25:28

Feature Presentation “The Ultimate Plan To Defeat Depression

Hello, depressed Ray. This is the true you writing to remind you what you are feeling is a LIE and you must NOT accept it.  Some things to do:

* Immediately tell Lynn and Sean I’m having a “False Identity Attack” and have them pray for me

* Take communion

* Exercise HARD

* Worship MUSIC LOUD

* Speak Gods truth out loud WITH FEELING

* Activate my prayer network

Read This Out Loud

**Creed of the Unbeatable Man**

When the world would beat me down, when the adversary comes against me, when the darkness seems overwhelming… when the mantle of mediocrity settles on my shoulders and seeks to weigh me down, when the grey and rainy skies won’t relent… when the arrows pierce my armor, the bloodshed seems like a tide, and the odds seem overwhelmingly stacked against me… in these times I will remember:

There is One who is unbeatable, his name is Jesus, and I am a co-heir to his legacy.

Before the world was, he existed and in fact, made the world for his purposes.

I know that in this world I will have trouble, but I take courage because he has overcome the world.

He is never surprised, discouraged, alarmed, or afraid.

He sits at the right hand of his Father, God Almighty, and as Jesus is in heaven, so am I in this world.

In him I am free.

His Spirit, the same Spirit that raised him from the dead… that healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, caused demons to flee, and set right everything that has ever gone wrong or ever will… that same Spirit lives in me.

The Spirit of God leads me into all truth, sets me free, and reminds me that through Jesus I am 100% righteous and worthy to receive God’s love.

I am a saint and not a sinner, I am the light of the world, the city on a hill, the salt of the earth… redeemed, restored, renewed, raised to life… victorious, powerful, rich, healed, saved, delivered… growing in wisdom and favor with men and with God… an heir to the promises of Abraham and his descendants… a son and a friend of God…

Through the finished work of the cross, I am protected, favored, loved, and approved… weighed and found worthy.

I am beyond the reach of sickness, death, judgment, and condemnation.

I may have trouble, but trouble never has me.

I am unpunishable, unashamed, and unafraid.

I am unbeatable.

And so are you.

Have you kept the “gates” up, or are you like a city with its walls broken down? If you’ve gotten off the path (no condemnation, just illuminate and recalibrate), remember…

Ray’s 9-Step Anti-Depression Recipe

1. Prayer daily, as a conversation with God.

2. Practice the awareness of God’s Presence

3. Journaling daily (I use Day One, and a template of questions that I answer each day. I store the template as a TextExpander snippet)

4. Read 5 Psalms and 1 chapter of Proverbs daily (in addition to normal Bible reading/study)

5.  Vigorous Exercise 6 days per week (while listening to powerful, positive UPBEAT worship music – ie, no “I’ve written an ode to my problems” type songs)

6. Daily declarations (speaking out loud the promises of the word, see the book above

7. Keto Diet to regulate blood sugar and neurochemistry

8.  Supplementation (especially Vitamin D and B-Complex)

9.  Tracking mood daily (use MoodTracker App)

If you have more than 3 days in a row, or 3 days out of a week, like this, it’s time to bring in more help (Pastor, Emotion Code RTF, Sozo, Psych, etc).

 

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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