Living in denial can be considered as an unseen disease to your soul.
It is because when someone like your loved one, true friends, co-workers, or family members has been making an attempt to tell you something where it is bring harmful to your lifestyle and refused to acknowledge the fact.
It is living in a world of unreality and see harmful behavior as a good way to ease off your own unbearable pain!
What is denial? What do it has do to with being free in Christ? According to Mayo Clinic as it provided with perfect definition about denial:
Denial is a coping mechanism that gives you time to adjust to distressing situations — but staying in denial can interfere with treatment or your ability to tackle challenges.
Refusing to acknowledge that something is wrong is a way of coping with emotional conflict, stress, painful thoughts, threatening information and anxiety. You can be in denial about anything that makes you feel vulnerable or threatens your sense of control, such as an illness, addiction, financial problems or relationship conflicts.
Act of denial can be a sign of beginning of breaching the trustworthy among your cherished people who means a lot to you. Rejecting in getting help will not get you anywhere. You cannot fix on your own with your own strength!
Living in act of denial is like manufacturing your own toolbox without having any kind of blueprint based on wisdom and advice from others.
How many times have you told others: “I am FINE!”
Are you being honest with your own struggle and frustration in your life where the pain is becoming unbearable in your soul?
Do you think you could fool those people with saying of “I am FINE?” Think twice!
Let me tell you those people who knew you well are not truly this stupid!
Are you aware that denial is categorized as a mental disorder. It is because of refusal to acknowledge the existence of the problem.
Great sense of unrealistic fear, confusion, and frustration is the outcome of living in denial, which can create a much complicating situation which would much damage to others such as displacement anger.
What is displacement anger? It is when you are truly anger at someone for doing something harmful to you even you wanted to lose your cool and hit this person but instead you took anger upon someone else.
False identity is another part of living in denial stage, for instance, I used to immerse myself into alcoholism where it turned me into a different person than who I am. My addiction to alcoholism have hurt many people, even some of my behavior has been truly ridiculous. I used to get drunk all the time when going to work as direct care staff and social worker because I was falling into depression and unable to remove my pain. It is where I turned myself to alcoholism.
We need to learn to confront the reality of the problem! It is no wonder Jesus Christ made a beautiful statement:
“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.”
~Matthew 11:28-30 (NCV)
Are you tired of running from problems?
Are you tired of being told that you do have serious problem which require professional help?
Are you tired of masking your own emotional distress?
Are you stuck in endless mazes in an attempt to get the problem solved?
It is time to take up and unmask your own true feeling and learn to tackle the reality of the problem by LEARNING to ask for HELP!
Jesus in your heart will bring true joy and peace to your soul, but keep in mind problems will not go away immediately. However, you will be given peace and be able to seek help where it will be filled with helpful guidance and wisdom. You will be able to walk with Jesus in tackling your own problems than to fight with your own strength.
One of my favorite Marvel Comic covers is Amazing Spider-Man # 151 which was published in the month of December in 1975! An artwork of this comic was beautifully done by John Romita, Sr., one of the best comic artists in the history of comics.
Why did I mention this comic cover? The comic cover can provide with powerful messages and picture! When I look at Spider-Man was wrestling against the reality of the problem as he was determined to get through it regardless complicating and ugly situations he was dealing with.
So are you willing to stop living in denial and learn to take up the challenge in wrestling against the reality of problems?