HARNESS THE POWER
2 Timothy 1:7 (GNTD) says, “For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control”. But what if you have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD when she was seven years old. The doctors first gave her Ritalin and then after a few years they gave her Adderall, which was supposed to be better; however, the drugs changed her. They not only calmed her down but they made her lethargic. They allowed her to focus somewhat, but she felt “weird” as she would say and not herself. The teachers said she would sit just staring some days and was slow to react.
As she aged and came into her adult years she decided to stop taking the medication. When she stopped taking the medication it allowed her to live a somewhat “normal” life. She still had problems with concentration and high energy. Which did not serve her well when she was trying to go to college and she dropped out of school. 2 Peter 1:6 (NLT) states “to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add endurance; to your endurance add godliness”.
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About Leticia A. Mathis, MPA
Leticia Mathis is a former resident of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. While holding down a full-time job and being a single parent, Leticia managed to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Healthcare Management and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She has held several leadership roles within local and state public health, her passion for helping people,led her to take a leap of faith, to walk into her destiny as she started her own business, The Healthy Dreamer, partnering with Total Life Changes, an organic and herbal health and wellness company. Leticia currently lives in Douglas County, Georgia with two of her three daughters.