Happiness

What brings happiness into your life?

Money, job promotion, travel, clothes, luxury cars, house etc…the list can go on. The previous contents, can bring a source of joy into your life, when you purchase. There are also certain goals that bring an amount of satisfaction, once you achieve the mission.However, you can attain and have everything you ever wanted, and still be void on joy. You see in in the news, certain celebrities have all the money in the world, yet, have a void that can only be filled with drugs, sex and other things. That is proof that, happiness is not something you find in the world.

Where can you find happiness?

Well, you have to make a CHOICE to be happy.  You will not like some things in life and may not understand, why certain situations arise. However, one does not have to bask in that energy and dwell in it. Let it go. YES, it is easier said than done and some days are better than others. You may fail at times but the good thing is, you can get back up and try again. (Sings “You got up so I can get up again”- Travis Greene

You may not like the job you work at, relationship status, financial status, etc. Nonetheless, you do not have to sulk in pity and sit in that “bummed out” mindset. FIGHT FOR YOUR MIND. The enemy knows that if he can get to you mentally then he can do destructive work.

How do you fight for your mind?

You have to change your thought process from negative to positive. Examples:

Financial status:  ” Ughhh this financial crisis will never end”  change to—- “Although I may not see it right now, I know this crisis will end soon” Prayer: Lord I pray that you lift this financial burden off of me. I may not see a breakthrough right now but I believe that you can change situations in a blink of an eye.

Hate your job: “I hate going to this place”—- change to—- “I am grateful for this job it allows me to pay bills, put food on the table etc” Look at the job as a learning experience. Gain all the knowledge you can until you get that new job. Prayer: Lord I am grateful for this job. Help me to have peace as I enter the workplace. Show me what I need to learn while here.

Married/Single: We have all heard the saying, “Married people wish they were single and singles wish they were married”. Instead of complaining about your relationship status, pray over it, and be content in the season you are in. Prayer: Lord I pray over my relationship status, help me to be content while single and focus solely on what you have called me to do. If married: Lord I pray for my marriage help me to love my spouse unconditionally. Help us to honor you in all that we do! (pray about any issues that you all are having)

Verses that help

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you- 1 Peter 5:7

Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Them you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus! – Philippians 4:6-7

Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.- Psalm 37:4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance – James 1:2-3

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Roman 15:13

Love,

C. Allen

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