Another interesting letter today, I see. You sure do like to hit some pretty heavy topics, don’t you? But, then you’ve always been a curious sort of person, haven’t you?
If I was to try to answer your first question, this letter would be very long and probably rather boring. Instead, I’ll say this: there is a grave need for positive change in today’s world. While I would highly recommend you take all you see and hear on the news with a grain of salt (many of the stories have skewed views), I also have to admit it is heartbreaking some of the things they report. Satan’s grip on humanity really seems to have become much tighter, hasn’t it? Murder, rape, lies, theft…it’s almost as if these have become the new societal norms.
While you may think that you are limited in how you can affect the world, I just have to bring to memory a few people: Moses, Paul, Jesus…see my point?
Working on yourself to better yourself is definitely one way to make a change. Depression is a struggle for many people. Some people take the weight of the world on their shoulders and end up feeling down because they can’t change “enough” of the world’s woes. Others, like yourself, become easily affected by what others say and think. Still others have a very difficult time accepting and moving on from any kind of failure or defeat in their lives.
The Adversary is crafty, son. Like me, he watches constantly. But, where I see a flaw or weakness and strive to change it for the better, Satan sees the same flaw or weakness and uses it to convince you to stumble or fall. I know it’s hard to fight him. Temptation is hard to fight. As soon as you think you’ve overcome, here comes another something that can easily trigger you. The devil is not going to give up simply because you thwarted one of his plans. (This doesn’t make you weak. It makes you human!)
The good news is that you will never have to fight these battles alone. In addition to me always having a watchful eye on you, I have (and will continue to) place people in your path to help you along the way. While it may feel otherwise at times, you will never actually be alone. Just think of all the people who have already stepped up to give you a hand. It is with this unity – this extreme outpouring of love in the community – that you will learn to defeat the devil. (He hates so much that he can’t be present where there is an abundance of love!)
Everyone feels like giving up or shutting down at times. This doesn’t make you less of a person; it actually makes you a person in the first place. It is what you do when you have these feelings that determine who you are. You can’t let mean people win. Show you are stronger than they are by shaking off the negativity they throw at you. Then, go back and help them to do the same. That is true strength.
Oh, and you are exactly who you are supposed to be – a loved, cared for and watched over child of mine!
With Love and Peace,