According to the 2016 Mental Illness Statistics:
Approximately 43.8 million experiences mental illness in a given year.
Approximately 9.8 million experience a serious mental illness that interfere with limits one or more major life activities.
2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder.
In the U.S. 16 million had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.
Why am I telling you this? How do any of these statistics concern you?
Out of all these millions of people projected to have some sort of mental challenge or disorder, the Lord allowed YOU to have a sound mind.
Sound means: “Something that is in good condition; solid and strong and in good health.”
- You can think on your own.
- You have the ability to comprehend.
- You’re able to obtain knowledge for a particular profession.
I need you to recall to your mind the goodness of Jesus. Something so simple as being able to think logically and rationalize, we give the enemy the opportunity to take that away by being irrational and doing or saying things out of spiritual character. Are you serious?
During those moments of stress, anger, pressure, fear, exhaustion or when you can’t seem to even think straight – you have been able to pause, pull it all together, organize, prioritize and work through it. Do not take that for granted.
When we allow the enemy to disrupt our mental state, we are unable to logically think about our behavior and how the wrong or right decision can seriously alter what God has planned for us. Get your mind right and keep it right!
2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.