John 10:10 (ESV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Where do you find happiness? Is it getting an “A” in math? Getting a raise at work? Is it making the baseball team? What determines your happiness everyday?
True happiness isn’t found in things.
True happiness isn’t found in having something, doing something or being something. Being happy is a choice. Everyday you have to choose if you’re going to let problems and the stressful situations you face get you down. If you wait until all your problems and stress go away to be happy, you’ll be waiting a long time.
In the midst of the stresses and problems facing you, you can choose to enjoy your life. Just like you can set the alarm clock on your phone to get up in the morning, you can choose to set your attitude everyday.
Jesus died so we could have the good life. So why not live life happy?
Here are some tips to boost your happiness:
1. Look for and expect something good to happen today
2. Don’t allow your joy to be stolen by the negative things that happen to you everyday
3. Laugh more at yourself and find something to laugh about daily
4. Forgive yourself and others for mistakes
5. Learn to enjoy God, yourself and the people around you
Happiness is a choice. You choose everyday if you’re going to let the worries, problems and junk from your day get you down. Determine that you’re going to decide to be happy no matter what is going on around you. You’ll find that you’ll quickly start enjoying life more!
Dear Lord, we pray that we wouldn’t let the things of life steal our joy. Help us to stay focused on the things that bring true joy. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.