Do you ever think about Self Medication? Most of us have a tendency to “self medicate” in one form or another, and the reasons can be endless. But one thing is for sure…most everyone “self-medicates”, it’s just a question of how.
Why self medicate to begin with?
Self medication is a result of stress and depression that simply hasn’t been dealt with emotionally. I use the term “emotionally” because there are quite a few ways to deal with stress and depression. But lets look at where stress comes from because it’s important to note.
Stress comes about because of worry…but what causes worry?
All worry, stress, tension, depression etc. comes from fear. (1) Fear is the result of something that you feel unable or ill equipped to deal with on your own, so you “meditate” on the “outcome” of that fear. Fear causes the brain to function abnormally, or “not up to design specifications”. Lets look at some of the design specs
2 Timothy 1:7Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
Did you get that? God didn’t design your brain to operate in fear, and he took care of that fear by giving us “power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind”
God designed our brain to be “well balanced” and he says in this scripture that fear isn’t in his plan. So fear is dealt with but it’s dealt with on His terms. (2) So fear creates a chemical “imbalance” that causes the brain to create toxic thought.
Next we discover what causes fear.
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