Suicide which is the intentional killing of oneself is becoming rampant in the word today. Various campaigns has been organized on social media platforms to encourage the depressed by saying No to suicide (Social Suicide) while little or no attention is given to the increased number of people that intentionally kills their Spirit Man.
A lot of those who walk on the street are living ghost, a larger number of those who worship in most of our churches are nothing but empty shell.
Do you know there is something called Spiritual Suicide, what about the causes of Spiritual Suicide as we know the major cause of Suicide caused by social factors, what can stop the increasing rate of spiritual suicide? Be relaxed and keep reading.
In the light of the scriptures
Killing literally means deprivation of life and when we talk about Spiritual Suicide we mean the intentional deprivation of our Spirit Man the life it ought to have.
“It is not until you jump off a high tower or drink insecticide before you attempt suicide, the moment you begin to draw away from God and His commandments you are gradually beckoning on Spiritual Suicide.”
‘For behold those who are far away from you shall perish; you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you’ Psalm 73:27(ESV)
How does Spiritual Suicide begin?
- Neglecting a personal walk with God.
When we are full of corporate activities, Joint fellowships here and there without referencing the need to have a strong, unwavering personal communion with God. I have discovered that neglecting a personal walk with God is suicidal
- Skipping Quiet Time
As a means of achieving a personal walk with God Quiet time is the time when you are alone in a solitary place with God. (Mark 1:35) You really do not need to be in a hurry , you are with your father and you must make it regular, He is always prepared to receive you, ensure you are with him daily, studying, relating issues with Him , receiving guidance and enjoy the communion of the father.
Please note that ‘skipping quite time is a preparation towards suicide’
- Doubting God
In Habakkuk 2:4 we came across the means of survival for those who has been redeemed (The Just)
Doubt is a cancer to this means – Faith .
From Genesis to Revelation those who walked with God correctly were men and women of faith. They believed every word of God
It is impossible to know God not to talk of pleasing Him without faith.
Faith in God keeps us alive as believer.
Becoming Spiritually Alive
Being Alive is what God desires for us that is why He gave unto us His words which are life and Spirit.
When you consciously develop a life that cherishes a growing personal walk with God by the help of the Holy Spirit you will then have a fresh mental and spiritual attitude (Ephesians 4:23 ESV) which will then help your life and keep you alive.
In conclusion, grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Be determined to be Alive and constantly beg God for it.