Many people are unhappy and if you ask them why they will probably give you a long list of all the reasons they have to be unhappy.
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Yet, when you ask them what would make them happy, many of those same people will look at you confused.
The reason that happens is because so many of us NEVER stopped and DEFINED what happiness means to us.
Many people think, I will be happy when I graduate, when I lose the weight, when I buy that new car or whatever latest gadget, when I have saved up a few million dollars, when I get that job, when I have that house I have always dreamed of, and the list is endless of all the things we think will make us happy.
Sadly, so many of us lose the weight, get the home, buy that fancy car, have millions in the bank and yet are still UNHAPPY.
focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have
I came to realize that true happiness and contentment comes with being at peace with who you are. My peace came from the realization that the only thing that could fill that void and quiet that sense of dissatisfaction that had plagued me for years was an intimate relationship with God.
Material things will give you transient happiness. Don’t get me wrong, I love my trinkets and my vacations; however, when the initial excitement wears off, what are you left with if there is no real sense of joy and contentment in your soul.
What would it take to make me happy? Peace. I don’t like chaos and confusion, which the Devil uses to distract you. True peace comes from accepting that God is in control and He loves us just as we are. He will protect us and provide for our daily needs if we trust and obey him. He is not a God of fear, but a God of love; yet, we will suffer if we blatantly CHOOSE to disobey.
We have free will to choose, be careful what you choose, because every choice small or big, good or bad has consequences and some consequences cannot be undone and may lead to unending suffering.
John 14: 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. KJV