How to Be Happy

May 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, God's Love

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to guarantee happiness? So many of us find ourselves thinking, “If only I had a decent job/special someone/more money I would be happy. Unfortunately, once we get the thing we’ve most desired, we often find that the happiness we thought it would bring doesn’t appear.

That’s because happiness comes from the inside, not something external. No one can “make” us happy. It comes from being comfortable with who you are and understanding and embracing the choices we make in life. Are you content with who you are becoming? Happiness is an inside job. It is a choice and a way of life.

Many people waste their lives in the pursuit of happiness drinking, using drugs and pursuing money or relationships that are outside of God’ law. They soon find that these are simply temporary band-aids, not genuine paths to happiness. They might temporarily cover up your unhappiness, but they won’t lead to lasting joy. Perhaps true happiness means something more than living in the moment!

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding.”

-Proverbs 3:13

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”The two quotes above give us some powerful advice on happiness. They tell us that if we choose to seek wisdom and understanding and follow God’s law, we will find happiness. Think about that – we need to seek to understand God’s world better and follow the rules He has set for us in order to find happiness. But that makes it simpler, doesn’t it? After all the Bible IS God’s law and is full of his wisdom. As Christians, we have the “instruction manual” for happiness right at our fingertips!

We are poor judges of what will make us happy. Our lives without God are proof of that. Divorce, depression, loss of self-esteem, anger at those around us….All of these run rampant on our lives without God. Why? Because we chased after what we thought would make us happy! But if we follow God’s path, putting our trust in Him, we will discover happiness right on our doorstep.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”With the Lord’s help, obstacles are overcome and we find peace that surpasses earthly goods, success or even finding that “special someone.” How does this happen? What is so wonderful about being a Christian and dedicating our lives to God?

The ultimate promise given to us by God through Jesus Christ makes every day we live a blessed one. What promise does God give us that is so joyful? He has told us that the best is yet to come! Yes, our lives on this earth can be happy and filled with God’s purpose, but nothing can compare what we, as Christians, will inherit in the next life.

Eternal Life Everlasting, seated with God and His angels, is the ultimate happiness, and as Christians we are all entitled to this amazing inheritance! How can we not be happy, knowing what is in store for us as Children of God?

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

- John 3:16

If truly believe in God’s love and mercy, with such a glorious promise before us, how can we ever be anything but happy?

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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