SUICIDE ? HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP LIVING
Last week, I shared two reasons why you must keep living and today we will look at more reasons why your life is important
Suicide cannot answer the question “what if you’d lived”. “What would I have become if I chose to live? That’s one question suicide can never answer. I had my first suicide attempt at the age of 5 and sometimes I marvel at the memories that would never had been created, the laughter and happiness that would have never been if I’d succeeded. There is always something to live for because as long as there is a tomorrow, there is hope- and hope never dies. Nick Vucijic is married to a beautiful woman, Kanae Miyahara and their union is blessed with a lovely son. I’m sure Nick would’ve had moments when he reflected on how much he would have loss if he succeeded in killing himself. Paula White, Halle Berry, Owen Wilson, Joyce Meyer are people who had overcome depression and are making it in life. You too can, but you would never know unless you chose to live.
Your love ones will miss you. One of the things that kept me from committing suicide during the years I battled depression was my family. I knew how much my demise will affect them and I just didn’t want them to go through such pain. So I kept living for this people I love till I learnt to live for me.
And that’s the advice I give to people battling with low self esteem. Keep living one day at a time for the people you love till you learn to love yourself. Now I know what you may be thinking right now- what sort of advice is that? But if you have suffered from low self esteem and depression, you will know that self-love is a gradual process. It requires you replacing the negative emotions and information that formed your belief system with new ones. So till you reach that point when you love yourself enough to want to live, my advice is to live for those people or things that mean the world to you. “What if I don’t have someone I care enough to live for?’… Then live for that life you’ve always dream of, keep living that dream world till it becomes a reality.
Suicide kills destiny. In every man is a seed of destiny, and with the right information and association, that seed germinates into that future you were created to live. Suicide kills that seed right before it germinates. So don’t give up before you are able to live out your destiny. Keep living because what lies ahead is greater.
Please If you are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, please talk to someone about it or contact us for private counseling. Remember, you are someone’s hero.