The world’s motto: If it makes you happy, then why not?
Many of us are so easily satisfied that we are willing to settle for a flimsy and empty happiness.
A mere feeling and emotion that cannot last forever.
In our quest for happiness, we hurt others, disobey God and walk on the path of destruction.
Sadly, many do not understand that God is also about our happiness but not necessarily in the way that we have been accustomed to. Fortunately, God has not commanded us to live in obedience in order for Him to deprive us of joy or true happiness.
The truth is that the path of obedience and submission is also the path that leads to life, holiness and true happiness.
There is of course the temptation to separate holiness from happiness, but they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive. Continue reading
What makes you happy?
The bible study question and topic to which a friend was quick to answer that food, food makes him happy.
A question so simple yet almost difficult for some of us to answer. According to a dictionary, happiness is “a state of well-being, a pleasurable and satisfying experience.”
Now what are some of the things that generally makes us feel happy? Or what are some of the things that we usually look to for happiness?
Material things, achievements, success, personal relationships with family and friends, a good social life, fulfilling a career goal, experiencing something new.
Now we all know that happiness is kind of a flimsy feeling considering the rate in which we tend to lose interest in these things, only to quickly go in search of some other source of happiness.
How come our happiness and satisfaction, either in something as insignificant as buying a new dress or as great as graduating college, don’t last forever? Why are we always searching, either consciously or unconsciously for the next thing to fill the void in our hearts with? Continue reading
Sometimes I get so insecure by trying to figure out what others think of me.
Other times, the battle is just with me trying to perform for God. Believing in the lie, once again, that His love for me is work-based.
“Oh I shouldn’t have said that. Maybe I should’ve done it this way”. Many times, I find myself feeding on the lies of the enemy. Find myself worrying about insignificant things that I feel I now know the meaning of being ‘worried sick’.
It’s a struggle and a weakness. A joy stealing weakness. Sometimes it takes a while to get a hold on my thoughts, to take these thoughts captive.
But when I finally do, I am reminded of some wonderful truths. Continue reading