Failures, disappointments, heartbreaks, diseases and problems plaguing the world today has made suicide an option only to the depressed mind. These triggers keeps creeping into our lives every now and then, even when you don’t expect them.
I recently came across a post on a public forum where the poster, a young man in his early twenties was seeking for an easy and painless way to die. It will be heartbreaking and a huge lost if he succeed in accomplishing that atrocious act. Do you know why? Because that young man has the destinies of individuals in his palms. Persons he was meant to help in discovering their path in life. If he’s to terminated his, then he has terminated those destinies connected to him unless God provides a substitute.
We all have had our share of bitterness, hurt and pain. We have in one time in our life lose something so dear and precious. We have made mistakes. Mistakes that is likely to haunt us till grave. But taking our life is never among the option.
Death is merely a transition to another realm of existence. A realm your mortal eyes haven’t beheld nor your nostrils perceived. A realm where your stand is unsure and uncertain. Taking your life is like jumping intentionally from a frying pan to fire. That’s a mistake you must never make.
Whatever might be the trigger of such negative thought should be fought. You are not a coward, so don’t act like one. Face your plight with boldness expecting a light at the end of the tunnel. To reach the top of the mountain, you have to use obstacles. These obstacles aren’t there to stop you but to act as stepping stones.
Last two years, i was battling with suicidal thought after taking jamb for three consecutive times without admission into college. I was tired and downcast. My mates are already undergraduates whereas am still struggling for admission. The expectations from every angle were consuming and even added to my burden. I wanted to give up. I wanted to yield cause I felt defected. Despite that, the fire within got rekindled when my uncle gave me the book “Life is unfair but God is good” by Robert Schuller. From that moment, I discovered a reason to live. To keep pressing forward despite all odds. Now, looking back, am really glad I never gave in to quit or suicide.
The future holds a lot of goodies, happiness, awesome surprises and also, new challenges and answers. You can never find out if you quit now. You won’t find that green pasture if you remain in that pit. You might have made mistakes, we all have that we wished we can turn back the hand of clock and undo the errors. Don’t allow your mistakes bring you down. If I had terminated my life long ago, I won’t have met these fabulous friends in school, I won’t have started this blog with wonderful readers like you. There’s indeed a lot of things that would have remained undiscovered.
Without ups and downs, you will never reach your destination in life. You will even end up meeting the wrong people, going the wrong places and worst, dwelling in unfulfillment.
What if you aren’t feeling suicidal? Then you can help someone with such thoughts, but how? There are warning signs that someone close to you might be thinking of taking his or her life. They include:
• Withdrawal From family and friends
• A change in eating and sleeping pattern
• Giving away prized possessions
• A loss of interest in activities that were once pleasurable
• A marked change in personality
• Drug or alcohol abuse
• Taking about death or being preoccupied with subjects related to it.
If you are able to save a life or that of someone battling with suicide. Believe me, you are a saviour.
Now ask yourself again; is suicide the only option?