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Silent killers

21 September 2012, 08:39

BEWARE OF SILENT KILLERS!!!

We are surrounded by so many wondering and purposeless souls in this world. We work, play, church, chart, socialize, live and walk around so many hurting souls which are about to give up on life, contemplating suicide without us knowing it or hearing the soft voices screaming to be saved. People have family issues, marital or relational issues, financial stress, physical conditions and all these affects them psychologically to a point whereby they cannot even pay attention to their normal day-to-day lives. These conditions have overcrowded their ability to focus on their dreams and visions.

These people are not far away from us, they are our husbands and wives, our brothers and sisters, our neighbours and friends, our colleagues and even the complete strangers. People are getting used to living life at the edge of it, doing things just to survive for a day with no hope or enthusiasm to face tomorrow. Many are so overwhelmed by the conditions they are in (be it physically, emotionally or mentally) and they are unable to see life beyond such conditions. People are hurting and broken deep inside and have no idea how to rekindle their lives. Some feel that life is not worth living or it never get any better. Some hide it with material things and smiles whereas they are so empty deep inside. Some blame it on situations and circumstances which they had no control over. Some have made peace with unhealthy conditions and behaviours because there seemed to be no other way except to give in. Some are so scared and fearful of being judged or condemned and that destroys their desire to speak out and cry for help.

Many are angry, bitter, resentful, cruel and unhappy at themselves thus making everybody around them feel the heat. Some are just like a bomb on its 10th seconds countdown ready to explode, such that even a small issue sends them raging. These behaviour is mostly influenced by a number of activities which happened to them at the most vulnerable times in their lives, like childhood, and now they are old enough to retaliate, but not realizing that the environment and the people thereof are different. They behave unjustly to innocent people who had nothing to do with what they went through. These people will yell at somebody today whereas in actual fact they are yelling at their father, mother, aunt, uncle or anybody who treated them wrong in at their young age, and now they feel the need to scream at them but offloading at wrong people.

We live around different people whose lives are influenced by different forces of life. Some if not most, are influenced by bad experiences from childhood to adulthood, thus living their lives under curses or bondages with hopelessness. The good thing is that many are responding to such experiences positively but the bad thing is that they are doing it for wrong reasons. We do all we can to be at the top of every environment, be it in corporate, social or ministry, but we don’t do so for our own fulfilment or satisfaction but to be recognised, to be heard, to be known, to be accepted, to be respected and for pride, and on our way up there we unknowingly pollute every vulnerable soul we get attached to and carry them along.

The influence behind this attitude is simply retaliation. We do it just to prove to those who never took us serious, never listened or understood us, never accepted or respected us but in wrong environments and to wrong people. We treat other people wrong while talking and venting out to those who unjustly treated us. The father, mother, sister, brother, uncle, neighbour who always told you that you will never be anything? The friends who always rejected you? The husband or wife who never treated you right? The colleague who stabbed you in the back and made you loose your job? These are some of the reasons which push many to do good externally but ignore the internal wellness, and in the process you adopt silent killers such as pride and negative attitude which are influenced by rejection, thus collapsing when we get to the top and realise that we still cannot get what we hoped for regardless of who we have strived to be.

So, before you focus on any direction in life, ask yourself if you are doing it for the internal right reasons or external wrong reasons. What motivates you to do that which you yearn to do? What pushes you to be where you want to be? Is it only about the desire for greatness or pure act of self-loss? I believe that self recognition, self-acceptance, self-respect, knowledge of our own identity and the knowledge of God’s will and purpose for our lives is the key to living a happy life, and the best influence in terms of receiving healing from life’s wounds. Respond positively to life’s issues by living and doing things right and for the right reasons. Unfortunately we unknowingly behave in ways which are of harm to us.

Many people may refuse to admit it, but every negative behavior, negative attitude, hatred, resentment and bitterness is a clear sign of a contained pain, past hurt, disappointment and a cry for help. Some people are not articulate enough to express their state of mind and the condition of their hearts, some did not have the right guidance or channels to use for healing and the only way to show it is through a negative behavior.

These are silent killers, they destroy without noise or warning, you carry them with you everyday of your life, they make you blame the world and feel that you’ve been dealt wrong whilst they slowly eats your strength and abilities to live a better life. Search your heart and uproot every silent killer before you are finished.

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