OCD Can Be a Good Thing
OCD Support Group blesses people who have obsessive compulsive disorder with a choice of having a positive attitude towards living their lives or suffering.
Although many people who have OCD feel anxiety and experience other symptoms, I have seen the disorder be a good thing. For example, I have obsessive compulsive disorder and I am compulsive to sticking to grammar details when I write an article such as this one. Another instance displaying the goodness of this anxiety disorder in my life is me flip flopping my ruminating on distressful obsessive thoughts. Rather than rumination, I flip it to dwelling on calming positive thinking. There exists a great scripture in Philippians telling us concerning these optimistic thoughts. It states, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:9 King James Version)
How to Serve God
Two other OCD optimistic scriptures are contained in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. In the Bible it says, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15 KJV) The Book of Mormon states, “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” (Mosiah 2:17) What I am stating is individuals with the OCD can be compulsive concerning serving our God.
The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2016. The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints.
The Holy Bible, King James Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. Wed. 5 Sept 2015. Bible Gateway.