Proverbs 23:7a AMP

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he

Hello beloved child of God, I hope you’re fine by God’s grace.

Have you done all your exercises yesterday?

Today, we’re going to talk about Self-sabotage and depression.

Self-sabotage is sabotaging whether consciously or unconsciously of oneself.

When your behaviour creates problems in your life and interferes with your long-standing goals, it is considered as self-sabotage.

Examples of self-sabotaging decisions include procrastination, self-injury such as cutting, self-medication with drugs or alcohol. These may seem helpful in the moment, but they ultimately undermine us especially when we engage in them repeatedly.

Yesterday, we had to make a decision. We had to decide whether we really wanted to get well. We had to make that decision to get well.

Since we’ve already decided that we want to get well, we have to get ready to put aside every single thing which stops us from getting well, which keeps us back.

Procrastination can stop you from working on yourself, from spending time with God in prayer, from learning more about what you’re going through.

Self-harm doesn’t help you at all.

Staying in bed all day to cry makes you feel even more helpless.

We self-sabotage ourselves usually because we have negative beliefs about our ability to change.

Exercise 1 : Hindering Change Checklist

Amongst the sentences below, choose which one relates the most to you.

  1. I feel my situation is hopeless
  2. I’ll never be okay because of my past
  3. I want to wait to make changes until the right time, but that time never comes
  4. I want a guarantee that I’ll be better before I’m willing to risk change
  5. I use a lot of excuses for not dealing with my problems
  6. It’s hard for me to stick with something if it doesn’t help right away
  7. Sometimes I get confused or out of it when I try to tackle my issues
  8. If I don’t succeed 100%, I get very critical of myself
  9. If I do something well, it’s hard for me to get credit for it
  10. I want fast results, or else I just can’t get motivated to try
  11. I dwell so much on past failures that it’s hard to try something new
  12. My depression or anxiety is biological, so I can’t do anything about it

Did you relate to any thoughts here?

If you have such thoughts in your mind, you’ll always be feeling completely defeated, and you’ll be doing things which don’t help you fight for your own health.

Procrastination or self-harm feel normal to you because you believe that anyhow your situation will never change and there’s no need putting in any effort.

However, if you change those beliefs and that you get to believe that your case is not desperate and that you’re going to be okay in Christ Jesus, you will see change and you’ll be even more willing to get better.

Exercise 2: Believe That It Is Possible

Speak these sentences out loud right where you are. You need to believe that change is possible and that healing is possible for you in Christ Jesus. Once you start believing it, you put yourself in position to receive what God has for you.

Remember that The Bible says it shall be done to you according to your faith.


Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith [your trust and confidence in My power and My ability to heal] it will be done to you.”

Proverbs 23:7a AMP

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he

You need to start by believing that change is possible.

Speak the following sentences out loud as a declaration to yourself and to the spirit of depression. Do this at least once every day.

1. No situation is hopeless for Jesus Christ, as such my situation is not hopeless

2. I forget my past and I look forward to what is ahead of me. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. My past will not stop me from being well (2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 3:13)

3. I don’t need to wait to be free from depression. God can set me free Now

4. I can trust God completely, that He’s going to bring change in my life

5. I don’t need any excuses, I don’t need to blame anyone, I want to be well and I will do what it takes to be well in Jesus Christ’s Name

6. I will persevere and I won’t give up till I am completely well in Christ Jesus

7. I may not understand everything which I’m dealing with, but God is not confused, He can handle it

8. I will not give up, and I won’t hate myself for failure. I will keep trusting God and I will persevere till I’m healed.

9. I’m grateful to God for every success

10. I will persevere in prayer and with faith till I receive my healing

11. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus, my past is gone.

12. Depression is NOT God’s will for me. It is an attack of the devil and I will not accept it. I have authority in Christ Jesus and I will not allow the devil to steal my joy, my peace and my life, in Jesus Christ’s Name. (John 10:10, Luke 10:19)


Father Lord God Almighty, I believe that change is possible for me and that Jesus Christ is the solution to depression. I believe in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

It’s Now Your Turn

Don’t forget to make those positive confessions every day. Believe clearly that in Christ Jesus change is possible for you.

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