Depression…It’s A Set Up!

Depression, disappointments and addictions are a set up to make you give up.  If the enemy can find ways to distract you, fill your head with doubt, cause you to focus on your disappointments, defer your goals, discourage your hopes and dreams, diminish your purpose/gifts, divide your family with drama, destroy your faith and damage your self-esteem… then you will never fulfill the promise of the abundant life and purpose God has for you.  Instead you will fall into the trap of depression, unable to speak to your dry bones in your valley of despair and miss your mark of a higher calling.

People run away from life’s hurts and troubles and escape right into bed, addiction, overeating, denial, depression, blame and shame. Instead of being empowered to rise above their circumstances, so many people find escape in sports, the mall, casinos, bars or helping others. I want to inspire people to stop running…feel it… deal with it and heal it.

A general lack of motivation, hope and confusion leads to depression.  A depressed person feels anxious, numb. defeated and uncertain as to what the future holds and how they can fit into the future world.  This state of hopelessness can distort their thinking and undermines their sense of identity and blocks their clear vision of how to navigate through a fog of change, loss, pain or regrets.  Depression is a self-absorption that makes one feel like a victim. (Why is this happening to me?  Why can’t I get what I want?  Why can’t he/she love me?  How will I ever get out of this hole of debt, grief, loneliness, etc?  Why do I get treated so badly? )

Why play the victim game? Jesus already died on the cross. Climb down off your cross of guilt, anger, rejection and shame. Get busy living.

Deliverance from difficulties usually comes after darkness. In order to get from what was… to what will be, you have to go through what is.

People usually make radical and positive changes in their life either because of desperation or inspiration. Why not choose to improve from inspiration rather than waiting until you are desperate?

Few people ever really live their life truthfully because of the fear of rejection and failure. People want economic success, approval from family, friends and society. Unfortunately, so many people live a lie and a life of limitation.

Once you are sick and tired of the pretense, procrastination, phony role playing, people-pleasing and pressures from society, you can begin to live life free of fear and full of faith, gratitude, adventure and truth.

Don’t let the lies get in your head to depress you.  It’s a set up to shut you down and hide in your cave.  Shake it off. Count your blessings.  When you are looking down and depressed, you’re focusing on yourself.  When you lift up your head with praise and thanksgiving, you are focusing on the goodness and sovereign power of God’s mercy and grace.   Life is worth living and you have a bright future of possibilities before you. God is on your side.  (This is an excerpt from Minister Jewel Diamond Taylor aka “The Self-esteem Dr.’s CD “Get Your Life Back” )

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“My style of personal coaching and counseling is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to helping you get results and more clarity about your choices and circumstances.   My job is to “draw out” your own motivations, skills, faith and courage to grow.  My assistance by listening, feedback and coaching will guide you from thinking about change … to confidence…to actually taking action.  My style and experience of coaching/counseling can guide you from feeling stuck and overwhelmed … to creating a new feeling and mindset of courage, faith, self-esteem, confidence, satisfaction and emotional healing.  What follows is feedback from one of my clients.”
“Jewel Diamond Taylor, Motivator, Speaker, Life Coach, Author, Supreme Woman of God, what else can I say?  Truly my first session with Jewel was an appointment ordained by God.  Jewel is truly gifted in her profession and anointed by God.  I would have never imagined that I would have an opportunity to work with Jewel from a one on one coaching perspective.  All I can say is God opened the door.  My first session was very informative and caused me to do some heartfelt soul searching.  I thank God for Jewel’s book, “You Deserve More”  because it gave me a voice around what I could not say of did not know how to say.  I could relate to everything in the book.  Please to all, I would strongly recommend that purchase.  Make an investment in yourself.
During my session with Jewel, she asked probing questions with genuineness and sincerity to understand my expectations and needs.  She was very transparent in sharing her experiences which assisted me in expressing and communicating what I was looking to change and improve.  Jewel ws empathetic and focused on ensuring I pursue my best self in all areas, personally, emotionally, professionally, spiritually, and financially.
The most amazing part of this experience was the very next morning after the session, I googled a particular topic on joy and so many of the things that Jewel discussed during my session were confirmed by this article that I searched.  I don’t call this luck, I call that an anointed and divine session that God had orchestrated from the time I was being formed in my mother’s womb.  Jewel, thank you for a wonderful first session.  I look forward to many more.
To those of you that are going through any challenge or obstacle, love yourself, invest in yourself because YOU are worth it.  Be Blessed and as Jewel says, “Stay In The Light”.
 ~ Renee (Delaware)

Praise Report

Blessings Minister Jewel Diamond Taylor (June 5, 2012)

I pray all is well. Please excuse me if I am rambling but I want to inform you that meeting you for the first time in 2008 at the business meeting that took place in Greenbelt MD changed my life. It gave me the inspiration to go home and write my essay to apply for Graduate school when I had procrastinated for months(almost a year) to write it. The deadline for graduate school was approaching fast and I could never stay focus to complete one paragraph, but after that first session of hearing you speak in person I was on an inspirational high. I was able to go home and write my 5-page typed essay in three hours. 😉 I was dancing around my house, listening and singing the song “Encourage Yourself” by Donald Lawrence that you played at the event.

I was on an inspirational high and no person or thing was able to break my spirit at that moment. I felt as if I could conquer the world. I was very empowered by your message to “Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing” that it encouraged me to purchase your book so it can help me to continue to stay focus and keep moving and growing forward. You autograph the book for me and you wrote the message, “stay focused” and I did. Your message and your wonderful spirit encouraged and empowered me to finish that paper that words were flowing out of nowhere. I emailed it to my friends and family to proofread before I submitted it to the school and they loved it. They said that they were so inspired by my essay that they wanted to return to school and focus on living their dreams or if they were the dean they would accept me without any thought. I was able to write an empowering essay because God used you to empower me that day. I was so full of encouragement that the very next day I emailed you to inform you of how I felt and emailed all of my friends and coworkers who were also inspired by what you have done. After reading my email to them, they wanted to meet you because they have never heard me sound so excited and encouraged in that way before I sent them my testimony of going to see you whenever you are in town is a life changing experience.

I wanted to inform you that the day you help me take the first step to apply to graduate school. Now, I have now completed that goal. I saw myself finishing school and I completed my MBA program from the University of the District of Columbia, Saturday, May 8, 2012. Attached is a picture of me receiving my MBA degree with a concentration in Accounting. To this day, I am not sure if I would have ever written that essay if I did not meet you so thanks for always encouraging God’s people.

Blessings,  Ikisha N. Little, MBA

Do You Have a Mentor?

Click the link below to read about our awesome First Lady Michelle Obama.

She is teaching about the importance of mentoring.    The lack of mentoring is on my list of the 10 Success Power Points to Work On.

If these 10 points are ignored, you will can never reach your full potential for success, health and purposeful living.   I painfully paid the price of learning 10 major areas in our lives that require your attention, wisdom and growth.  You can avoid losing my money, time and opportunities.  I share these pearls of wisdom with you on my CD.

Glamour magazine cover 2009