In the midst of life’s challenges and heartfelt desires are the choices to stay happy or stay frustrated. My friend, I will advice that you choose to stay happy.
Money can get you everything in this world, it can even buy you a ‘Pastor’ and a ‘Church title’ but in all your buying, you can never get to buy happiness.
Happiness is said to be a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
This definition simply explains why people let their happiness depends on others actions or other peoples acceptance of them but this is not meant to be so.
The bible in Ecclesiastes 3:11-13 (GNT) says
“He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does. So I realized that all we can do is be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive. All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God’s gift.”
This verses explains to us that we have a burning desire to know the future, we want to know the end result of things but God didn’t give us the satisfaction of knowing the future which we can’t do anything about and worrying won’t satisfy our desire to know the future either ‘cos we can’t . So all we can do is to be contented with what we have and whatever state we are in, because the best we can do is to stay happy and be the best we all can while we can.
Happiness is key and your happiness lives within you. You have the choice to either stay happy or stay frustrated. Don’t let other peoples reactions or opinions about you influence your happiness and don’t let your happiness depend on other peoples happiness. Happiness is contagious so stay happy and keep smiling, while you do this, others will join you in being happy.
PRAYER: Thank you Jesus for all the gift you’ve given me; the gift of a new day, gift of fresh breath, gift of life, of sight and of a sound mind. I thank you for making my happiness depend on me and not on other people action and I ask for grace to always stay happy no matter the situation ‘cos I know that you have set the right time for everything.