Shifting the Perspective of B12 Deficiency
Are you B12 deficient? According to the National Institutes of Health (2011), lack of B12 can cause tiredness, weakness, loss of appetite, nerve problems, depression, confusion, soreness of the mouth or tongue. Again, I ask, are you B12 deficient? In this case B, being “blessings” and 12 indicating the number of months you have felt blessed. Life throws trials and tribulations in the mix causing us to go from a high to a low; yet in some people you would never know the difference between their highs and their lows because they are getting their B12.
Through prayer, praise, tithes, the Word, worship, church, fellowship, and most importantly, faith; people are able to keep their B12 at the right levels. Now you may think, “that’s easier said than done”; however, it’s actually “said”, then “done”- so say it. Confess with that sore mouth the problems you are having, confess to God, not to your family and friends. Remember, you are lacking, so when you confess you must also accept your part in the deficiency. Maybe you haven’t been to church in a while; or you allow worldy thoughts to take over your mind during your trials, or you’ve just lost faith that things will get better. Whatever, the reason you are lacking, so you must make the decision that you are no longer going to be deficient but you are going to be full of B12, full of blessings, 12 months out of the year, an overflow of blessings.
It’s a slow process to build your B12 when you are deficient. Medically, people who suffer from depression are put on pills, participate in counseling, and are placed under lamps that project light (B12). Did you know that you have the most powerful method of boosting your B12? His name is Jesus! No pills needed, He is your counselor, and the light is the blessing of his hand on you, bringing light to your dark mind, dark room, dark tunnel, and dark life.
Do not be defeated, do not sit on the couch and continue to allow your B12 levels to decrease. Get up off that couch, go outside, sit in the park, feel the sand between your toes on the beach, dance to a praise song. Make up your mind right now that you will no longer suffer from B12 deficiency.
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:1-3)