First , it is essential to understand we will all face some sort of anxiety, worry, and even depression. It is said the prophets, and even David, struggled with anxiety and depression. Second , we must understand anxiety, worry, and depression are tools Satan uses to attack our spiritual growth and development.
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Third , yes, this will generate lots of controversy There certainly are rare cases of physical reasons for depression, anxiety, and worry from substance abuse and the such. Those individuals have abused themselves so serverly that it has physically impacted their brain.
There are also those individuals who have such a wretched worldview that medication is needed to protect them from themselves. However, I believe the extreme vast majority is due to a skewed worldview and mindset, not to mention demonic possession. Christ came to give us a Spirit and worldview that empowers us to overcome the enemy. Too many Christian have bought into the idea that their troubles can be solved with a pill, when in reality they have refused to surrender themselves to Christ.
His promise was for the weary and heavy hearted. We must understand that Christ provides us what we need to overcome.
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The disciple must look at all of life from the spiritual viewpoint. Everything needs to be evaluated in terms of that worldview. In Ephesians 6, Paul eloquently describes that viewpoint and the tools needed to fight the enemy.
Once that principle is established and put into practice, the world takes on an entirely different look. Unfortunately, too many Christians try to live in two world of reality: the way of Christ and the way of the world. To develop that worldview, the follower of Christ must develop the mind of Christ. Paul strongly talks about this transformation of the mind throughout his letters and especially in Romans 12 and Philippians 2.
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But one of the best descriptions is found in Philippians Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Did you see it? Not only does Paul tell us not to be anxious, more importantly he tells us how to overcome those anxious attacks. Some years ago, I worked as an therapist in both hospital, group, and individual sessions.
The issues and struggles people face are mind-numbing. It is in the kingdom where reality and true life exists.
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The physical will die while the spirit will live forever. Many grasp onto this teaching and surrender to it. The way of Christ is to bring you to spiritual maturity so that you may be made into a complete and whole person the way Christ has designed you to be.
It is a battle that has been raging since the beginning of mankind.
If the evil one can rob us of our joy, then he becomes victorious. So, how does one deal with the real struggles of life?
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It begins with an understanding that Christ came to give us an abundant life described in John Not abundance in material things, but in the spirit and soul. When Christ invited the anxious, depressed, and worrisome, he gave them a promise. That promise is you will find rest for your soul. They became a disciple, or one who is disciplined by the teachings of their master. It fulfills the disciple to become like his master and the servant like his lord. If they call the master of the house Beelzavow, so much so the children of the house.
As our master, he demands nothing less. Go ahead and read that again. This is something that is pretty easy to see in people. You can tell who is about themselves and who is about God and others. For the latter, mature disciples, this translates into a spiritual presence that is attractive and powerful. They are intentional about connecting with the least among us. People are called to different ministries, but mature disciples are doing something that brings them face to face with Jesus in the least of these MT  It might be the homeless, poor, sick, imprisoned, hurting or disenfranchised, but they get in the trenches in some way to connect with someone who is in great need.
They are generous with their time, talent and treasure. Mature disciples always seem to have time for others. They use what they do well for the sake of others. And they give of their resources to help others. They push the church to be outward looking. In all of these characteristics, mature disciples remind the church that it is organized for the benefit of its non-members. They are concerned about the visitor and the newer attenders, wanting to ensure that they not only feel welcome, but that the programs of the church are meaningful and accessible.
They favor making the building available for use by the community. That would be the more grammatically correct and functionally accurate way to phrase the question. Although I think his first question was focused on the characteristics of a mature disciple.