Happiness, a phenomenon that seems to elude the majority of the human race. You'd think we would have found the recipe for Happiness by now...
...since we have searched eons for it. Yet, here we are, still asking the question;
May I propose that there is no singular answer to this question and this is the sole reason for us always arriving at the question we began with. Happiness for you does not look like Happiness for me and so, whilst I can help you along the journey to Happiness, I can't find Happiness and then give it to you. That's not how it works.
So, I know I am beginning to sound a little morbid, but just hear me out. I promise you it gets better. Happiness is a choice. Yes, just like almost everything else in life. Okay, if you are anything like me, here is when you start thinking 'yea, it's a choice, but how do I choose it? I need detailed practical steps on how to choose happiness, because for some reason I can't seem to "choose" it.'
Let's look at Romans 12:2
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
A transformed mind, can you believe that's the answer to achieving YOUR happiness. Having a transformed mind. You aren't seeing it, aren't you? Okay, let me guide you a bit, explain a little further. Most of our unhappiness comes from how we think of ourselves, which influences how we think of God and others. We constantly feed ourselves with self-deprecating thoughts and create a mind prison with bars made of self inadequacy, roofs made from doubts and floors of sadness. We are grounded in unhappiness.
Most of which blooms from a place of fear, a spirit that God did not give us.
2 Timothy 1:7
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." I propose that if we change how we think of self 'transforming our mind', if we begin to "doubt our doubts and begin to believe our beliefs"
I propose that if we change how we think of self, 'transforming our mind', if we begin to "doubt our doubts and believe our beliefs," our bars of self-inadequacy will turn into waves of self-efficacy; our roofs of doubt will turn into clouds of faith and our floors of sadness will become oceans of happiness.
We have to begin to see ourselves how God sees us. Do you know how He sees us? Just in case you don't know, I am going to tell you, as a people worth dying for. I know you smiled just reading that last line, doesn't it make you feel good on the inside? I know you felt a little bit of happiness bubbling on the inside, I did too whilst writing this.
He died for you while you were yet a sinner. He loves you inspite of. Happiness comes when you choose to love and accept yourself inspite of. He forgives you as long as you repent, doesn't matter the vast number of times you mess up.
Happiness comes when you forgive yourself everytime you mess up, because you know you are truly sorry. Happiness or true happiness is not dependent on a situation but dependent on a relationship, a relationship with God.
Remember what I said previously, happiness will look different for everyone. This difference exists in our own uniqueness/ individuality. We all have our own personal battles that we have created within our minds and only we know how to overcome them. So go and think positive thoughts toward self, because God thinks positive thoughts towards you, He says in His word:
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. "
And if the creator thinks that way about you, why wouldn't you think that way about yourself? What do you need to fear? God is rooting for you. Hmmm happiness may just be a three letter word, can you guess it?
Accept God and His will, and I promise you, you will no longer search for happiness.
Keep on reading to learn more to help you be more like a jewel on God´s crown
¨ The LORD their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.¨ Zechariah 9:16 NIV
My name is Serena Richards and I, along with other helpful contributors, and of course the inspiration of God have written these posts as a source of help FOR YOU <3