Here I go again. God is once more telling me I can’t have any friends anymore. I must focus all my attention on Him and His teachings. My family thinks I’m doing better mentally, but I beg to differ. He’s also telling me not to say anything that could spark argument. And seeing the argument today on the forum only reinforces that belief.
I want to believe this is a delusion, but now I’m not sure if it is. Maybe he is actually speaking to me? I don’t know anymore, it’s so confusing. I guess this more of a rant post, but I feel like I need extra care from my support system if it gets any worse. Hopefully I don’t lose insight.
That’s not Godly advice. Religion advocates prayer but still participating in the world. Just not marrying oneself to worldly affairs.
It sounds like you’re losing insight a bit.
God talking to you is classic schizophrenia.
I’d talk to your psychiatrist and let them know what’s happening.
He says it because I’m supposed to be the next prophet.
We did. And he increased my risperdal dosage.
Prophet stuff is a schizophrenic phase. You truly want to be a normal guy. Ignore the messianic / demoniacal stuff.
Ok. Sounds great. Hopefully that’ll kick in soon.
I kinda agree with @naturallycured. It seems like god wouldn’t say such a negative thing.
Also, take this with a grain of salt because I’m not very religious, but I find it hard to believe that it’s god talking. It might just be the illness (auditory hallucinations) talking due to the disease. What you think is god probably is just a symptom of the illness.
God would never say that to you. It’s a delusion. Don’t listen to a delusion.
God isn’t telling you that you can’t have friends. He wants us to have Godly friends.
Is this a voice you are hearing or just a delusion?
It’s like a thought that he puts in my mind.
That’s a delusion. No one is putting thoughts in your mind, not even a deity. And a loving god like the new testament god wouldn’t tell you to not have friends.
I think you need to avoid religious material right now. It’s obviously a trigger and creating delusional thoughts.
It’s not a thought he is putting in your mind. It is your brain playing tricks with you. Talk to your doctor.
I am sorry that your brain is messing with you and you are believing your delusion. My medication doesn’t work 100% against my delusions either and every time my voices kick in, I start believing what they tell me. It’s a vicious cycle and know that you are not alone in your illness. We all can relate here.
Maybe stick more to your family. When you got family with cousins ?
God wouldn’t ever say anything like that…he is an entity of pure love and goodness…why on earth would he want to isolate you and for you to have no one…
That is the illness speaking to you…the “devil” is the character from my illness that tries to isolate me. He tries to pull all sorts of clever tricks to get me away from my faith and loved ones that keep me grounded. This is your “devil” speaking, charading as God. Stay strong and fight the delusions.
i wouldnt just keep it to yourself it will only make the delusion more real over time. Try to talk about it with some people so they can give you some grounding feedback. Its good to get it out of your mind…
A verse: “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”
That alone will explain that your delusion is not true.
I know that it’s not good to talk about religion here, so I will tread lightly: there are couple verses you can find that counteract your delusion. Also, if you are religious, see a priest about your doubts. He can work it out for you- I’ve done that with my priest a several times.
Yes, i think so too. Talk to an elder of your religion about it. What does your mother or father, uncle say ?
You are a good friend on this forum, if god like it or not.