Christian loneliness and depression

Many Christians are lonely, depressed, they say that they
feel useless. Most probably it is because they are useless. If we keep on
receiving and receiving and we don’t hand out then we have reason to become
depressed. Paul wrote in Romans 14:7-8 “ For not one of us lives for
himself, and not one dies for himself; 8 for if we live, we live for the
Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we
are the Lord’s.”

Many of us just live for ourselves, we don’t share with
others. Jesus called us to be His witnesses, so we have reason to feel
depressed when we don’t share. If we just sit there in a corner and wait for
something to happen or sit and watch that TV until whatever time. and we must really
come under conviction because we have done nothing for Jesus. The Holy Spirit
will convict us. We are called to glorify Christ and to bear fruit.

Jesus said John 15:8 “My Father is glorified by this, that
you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” We are here to bear
fruit and to testify about Jesus. No wonder that when we become inactive we
become depressed. Our soul and spirit is unhappy inside of us, everything is
wrong. When we start testifying for Jesus, what He has done for us, then rivers
of living water start flowing through us. But when we don’t give out what God
has given to us then it becomes like a stale pond it is just no good. That is
why people become depressed in churches. They just sit there and they receive.
They are so used to sit in front of the TV and be entertained that they don’t
realized that happiness is sharing and testifying. You don’t need to be a
preacher or to be educated, you can just be yourself and you can testify for

People network on the Internet nowadays. There is such a
wonderful opportunity to go on the Internet, places like Face book and you can
reach out there. You can post scriptures, you can post what is on your mind or
your testimony. It is so wonderful that when you start testifying you will find
that there are other people that are blessed by your testimony and they will
contact you. They will thank you that you shared and another persons will share
with you. Before long you will have a whole network of people that you have
reached out to, that are reaching back to you. There will be people who were in
need and through your testimony they have found Jesus.

If we just sit there and we don’t testify we are most
unhappy, we become despondent and depressed. The street of our day where you
can go preach is not on the streets anymore. All the kids and even the old
people like me we sit on the internet. There is so much trash on the Internet
but we can proliferate it with the Good news of Jesus Christ and we should use
that opportunity.

Start a blog, put your testimony on there and before long
you will find out that there are many people that have come to Jesus because of
your testimony. God has done things in your life that you need to share, you
have forgotten about it. You didn’t share it, you maybe didn’t find the
opportunity. It is much easier to testify on the Internet than to testify on
the street. Let our Light shine. Post your testimony, somebody will read it and
might come to Jesus because of that. We must use every opportunity to spread the
Good news of Jesus Christ. It reminds me of that Gospel song that says:

I go, and empty-handed,"
Thus my dear Redeemer meet?
Not one day of service give Him,
Lay no trophy at His feet?

”Must I go, and empty-handed?"
Must I meet my Savior so?
Not one soul with which to greet Him:
Must I empty-handed go?”


You don’t
want to meet up with Jesus empty handed, you don’t need to my friend. You can
just put your testimony out there on the Internet and it works while you are
sleeping and you will be extremely blessed. Just by starting to reach out you
will find how much blessing you yourself receive also. Suddenly you will find
that the loneliness and the depression have left you because you will have a
new purpose in life. The more you testify the more opportunity you will find to
testify. The opportunities will just open up. There are so many, many
opportunities. Once we start working then we start seeing more opportunities. I
want to encourage every one, let your Light shine my friend. There are so many
old people who are passive. Dear friend start testifying, let the love of
Christ what He has given to you shine through, share it with the young people
and it will give them courage also. The person who will be most blessed of all
would be you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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