American Suicide

I heard it said the people who commit suicide are some of the most passionate people in the world, because they refuse to live a life that is below their purpose. How many talented, beautiful people have we lost to suicide? "Too many", you might say...

I felt like I was headed down that same path two years ago, that was the purpose of Become. I had to draw closer to the author of life otherwise I would become the author of my own death. Purpose is what keeps me here, and in 2016 I didn’t see much of it. But something in me told me not to give up.

Lee Thompson Young
'Akeelah and the Bee' Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Los Angeles, California - 20.04.06
Credit: Margery Epstein

One of my favorite childhood actors Lee Thompson Young committed suicide, and his face comes to mind every time I think about someone who was gone too soon. I’m also thinking about my friend Stan, who was a very nice guy - Gone too soon.

I feel that we as a country are on that same path if we forget our purpose. We can live beneath our purpose, and commit a suicide if we don’t realize who we are in heaven’s eyes, and why God has established us here on earth.

A loss of perspective is a dangerous thing, it’s like driving in the dark with no lights. “Without a vision the people perish”(proverbs 29:18). I had lost vision for my life , and was a point of wanting to take it, but instead of taking it, I took this trip.

My vision for Become More is to help build confidence in young people and help them achieve the prosperous dream God has for their life.

2 thoughts on “American Suicide”

  1. Pills and pain kill. Gos…pills aka the Gospel is a life saver. Jesus RULES. A rule is defined as a prescribed guide for conduct and action. Suicide is defined as the act of killing oneself. God loves you. “I freely lay down my life and so I freely take it up again and no ones takes it from me.” – Jesus
    Jesus received this authority personally from his Father. Let no one including you take your life. Christ in you the hope of glory. Lose you and treasure Jesus. He cancels our ticket to hell and gives us a ticket to Paradise. Pray, seek and find the answers in Jesus…the Bible…his promise…his Word. “The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree. You’ll like it better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds. …You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries.” – Message Bible – Psalm 19…
    Take the life – saving pill… The Gospel!

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