God Works on Our Insides First

May 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, Christian Living

Most of us think that if we could just get a better job, meet the right person, buy that gorgeous house…or something else we’re longing for, we will be happy.  We think that once we’ve achieved some concrete goal or obtained a certain amount of money, we will be happy; but we can be very disappointed when we find out that the recognition or the money don’t give us the happiness we wanted.

The circumstances you are in aren’t nearly as important as how you respond to those circumstances.  If you respond with prayer and a sincere desire to love Him and your fellow man despite bad circumstances, you will discover that God gives you the skills you need to overcome your circumstances or be happy despite them.  Trusting in God, opening yourself up to possibilities and giving of yourself to others will lead to true happiness.  God’s love and love for yourself (which naturally lead to happiness) are perfected in loving others.  He’s made it easy for us to find happiness by trying to make others happy.  What a wonderful plan – we increase our joy by bringing joy to others!

“So I concluded that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to enjoy themselves as long as they can.”
- Ecclesiastes 3:12

God understands that the material things and the adulation of others isn’t what will make us happy.  That’s why He doesn’t always grant our wishes right away.  He’s working on our insides first because He knows that what matters is what is in our heart and soul.  God focuses on the real source of happiness – our relationship with Him – so that we will be happy with ourselves and ready to handle the good and the bad that life hands us.

Are you happy with yourself?  If not, no amount of money and no change in your circumstances will change things.  You have to learn to love yourself like God loves you.  When you can do this, you will be happy within your own skin, and the rest of your life will fall into place more easily.  Turn yourself over to God body, heart and soul and you will be amazed – He never leaves us the way He found us!  He is always working on us, healing old wounds and restoring our faith.  As He does this, you will find yourself increasingly seeking to do what is right and good in His eyes – and you’ll discover the joy of a Christian life.

“It is God who produces in you the desires and actions that please Him.”
- Philippians 2:13

Begin working today on getting to know and love God and you will soon know yourself better, love yourself and understand yourself.  Allow God to work on your insides and you will be healed of the disappointments and hurt in your life – and room will open up in your soul for true happiness.  Ask God to work on you from the inside out so that you will become the person God has always meant you to be and you will find happiness in His purpose for you.  Give God control and let Him mold you as He sees fit.  Surrender yourself and find happiness in God’s plan.

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
- Jeremiah 29:11

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.

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