Being an overcomer


..   but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  (Phil 3:13 KJV)  
In real life we often meet stressed out, burned out, depressed persons and knowing how they often got there can help us to help them and help ourselves to not become like them.
In real life too many persons are lazy, they do have an unrealistic expectations, they have many have false values, and they even have gone to the extreme too often now as well.. like all those millions of people falsely dreaming of being happy by winning the lotto grand prize.. which often makes them more depressed and unhappy still in reality.
You have to learn to play the cards you have, were given, and to now  make best use of them..  
I am often amazed how many persons repeat old bad habits, they subconsciously know that these bad habits will cause them to be depressed even again.. it is no wonder ex cons are forbidden to go back to their old neighbors for a period of at least 5 years to insure they do not get back into old habits too.
and then there are the  unwise persons who make plans based on what others will do for them.. how unwise and unrealistic now as well.. you cannot ever trust others to do your bidding for you or to be your slaves.. for they have their own lives to live firstly.
Too many persons have only themselves to blame for the pit, misery, depression they now have found themslves in..

(1 Tim 4:7 KJV)  But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 9  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

Avoid (1 Tim 6:5 KJV)  Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 6  But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10   For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

(1 Tim 6:17 KJV)  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.