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How to get rid of the I feel “DOWN Feelings” – Words to Live by

Dr. Lonnie G. McCowan, pastor of Miracle Center of Ventura

By Pastor Lonnie G. McCowan

Have you ever had a feeling that you can’t even describe, you simply call it” I just feel down”. Well the feeling of “DOWN” is a pain in your heart, when you know that something isn’t quite right with your life. The “DOWN” feelings are all the frustrations, the fears, the dullness, the sense of loss you may feel as you make it through each day as you provide for others, but neglect yourself.

The “DOWN” feelings can be very damaging. They rob you of your strength that’s needed to seek your happiness, inner growth, healing, peace, and your ability to stay focused.

It makes you feel like there’s no way out. You’re not alone in feeling “DOWN” most people are suffering, too.

Most don’t know how to deal with the feeling of “DOWN” so they suppress it and pretend it’s not there.  It’s like burying something alive. The problem is it will resurrect, and often times when it does it is so damaging that it takes years to undo the damage. Many have lost jobs, relationships, friendships, finances, and even health, because they don’t know the proper way to deal with the, “DOWN” feelings! Do any of these statements describe you at this season of your life?

  • You feel like you’re just going through the motions of your life without any pleasure or sense of purpose.
  • You feel like romance has left your relationship.
  • You were often criticized as a child. Now you feel you must earn love and be sweet and selfless.
  • You can’t stand up for yourself when you’re mistreated.
  • You or your mate, don’t think your feelings count.
  • You have given up the most precious parts of yourself, or the things you love, to take care of other people.
  • You feel overwhelmed by resentment or guilt.
  • You’re not sleeping or eating properly.
  • You’re tired, bored or sad… drained of your life force.
  • You have a lot of anger, but you’re afraid to express it.
  • You often feel no one understands you.
  • One unkind word can completely break down your self-esteem.

Make no mistake; the “DOWN” feelings are real.. The good news is that the solution is real too.
These feelings you have are very simple but, not easy to get rid of. They stem from ideas about yourself that you learned, from society, from your parents, your mate, your relationships.

These messengers tell you how you’re supposed to act and think, and you may feel, as many people do, torn between what you need, and what you feel.

Our culture taught us to be self-sacrificing, and on the other hand we have been taught to be independent and assertive. Sometimes it leaves us with an unclear idea of what we should do.

Many people doubt their choices and are full of guilt and resentment. No matter what path you choose, you must have a game plan if you expect to reach the finish line. You are too valuable, and too important to play Russian roulette with your life.
For this reason I have designed what I think is one of the most incredible ways to transform your life I call it “Immersion Gospel”.  Immersion gospel is a step-by-step program, rather a system to improve your self-esteem, re-gain your personal power, establish inner peace, put passion, romance and meaning back into your life, and become unmovable when facing the storms of life.

It is a step-by-step system on how to live what I call” “Third Dimension Living”. This is living from your true self… your true self is spirit, not mind, not body, at your core you are a spirit being made in the very image and likeness of Almighty God.

In the immersion gospel you will learn how to feel good about yourself and build up powerful defense mechanisms, against pressures, problems, and toxic people, which we face every day.

You will learn how to quickly identify destructive relationships that have made their way into your life, and how to become unattached from them.

No matter how you’re feeling right now, if you will immerse yourself in the immersion gospel system your life will radically change for the better, you will love your true self. It’s time for the true you to come out of hiding.
Space won’t allow me to write how the Immersion Gospel works in this article. Come find out how, and join me liveSunday mornings at 9am. or 11am,at the Miracle Center Church Ventura. 5105 Walker St., Ventura, CA.

Watch Pastor Lonnie McCowan on ABC KE YT Ch3 at 6am Every Sunday morning.

Lonnie G. McCowan is pastor at The Miracle Center of Ventura, in Ventura, CA. He can be contacted through email or by visiting

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