HOW TO BE HAPPY!
I read a story I find inspiring and thought to share with you today. I know this story and lesson will bless you
“An old man lived in the village. The whole village was tired of him; he was always gloomy, he constantly complained and was always in a bad mood. The longer he lived, the viler he became and more poisonous were his words. People did their best to avoid him because his misfortune was contagious. He created the feeling of unhappiness in others.
But one day, when he turned eighty, an incredible thing happened. Instantly everyone started hearing the rumor: ‘The old man is happy today, he doesn’t complain about anything, smiles, and even his face is freshened up.’
The whole village gathered around the man and asked him, “What happened to you?” The old man replied, ‘Nothing special. Eighty years I’ve been chasing happiness and it was useless. And then I decided to stop chasing happiness and just enjoy life. That’s why I’m happy now.’”
The old man’s life and perspective of happiness changed the day he made up his mind to see the pursuit of happiness differently.
God’s word says
‘Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!’ Psalm 144:15
Your happiness is never going to be in the amount of work you do, the wealth you acquire or the wisdom you display. It will always be dependent on your knowledge of God.
God has made provisions for you to be happy, take time to discover and enjoy it. Your fulfillment will come when you get to know God, His plans for your life and choose to live based on the plans He has for you.
You deserve to be happy and you can be happy but the secret is in making God the Lord of your life – that is allow Him lead, direct and care for you, submit totally to Him.
God is on your side!