How Much Happiness Do You Have In Your Life?Happiness is a gift from God!

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It is not a matter of how much we have materially or financially, but how much we enjoy the things that we do have that either make us happy or not. I like what Ralph Waldo Emerson has to say about happiness. “Happiness is a bottle of perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. “

I would encourage you to rethink your definition of happiness and compare it to what God’s will is for us. You may be surprised to learn that God’s purpose in our lives is not to be happy but to be obedient to God and follow Him, which will result in happiness along the way.

John 13:34-35  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”





Is Happiness Our Goal In Life? 


What Is Happiness?

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Real happiness is about loving God and others, although I enjoyed playing basketball growing up!

Happiness is being able to love God and love others. Happiness and joy are not the same; your happenings determine happiness, but fun and comfort are from God inside your heart! When you are asked, are you happy? Or how are you doing? What is your usual response? One significant thing many people do wrong is comparing themselves to other people.

When I am the happiest, it does not always mean that things are going the way I hoped or planned. It is more of peace that I have with the situation that I am in today. Then the next question is how the Lord directs me and what he wants me to do.  Are you happy or just going through the motions of living? I find myself the most satisfied when doing something nice for someone else or doing something that pleases God, which makes me happy.

Not every moment of my day is full of joy and happiness, but in the big picture, I find that a sunny day is interrupted by some sad moments here and there. The problem comes in when I allow those terrible moments or situations. You may say to mess up the rest of my day. When I was younger and less mature, this was more daily practice. When I got older and a little wiser, I could learn how to detach my feelings so that the so-called bad feelings would not dominate the rest of the day. Dwelling, focusing on, re-running old tapes, and keeping records of wrongs others have done to you is a sure way of preventing your day from reaching your maximum potential for happiness. ~ Bill Greguska

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








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How Much Happiness And Joy do You Have In Your Life?

Realize Happiness Is Superficial Joy Is In Your Heart!

It would be a lie if I said that every moment of every day of my life, I was full of happiness, although I can tell you that my life has direction and purpose because of my relationship with God. To find happiness in your heart, you need to define what real joy is and know where to go to discover it. My former Pastor Stuart Briscoe from Elmbrook Church has a tongue-twisting yet so very exact definition of happiness that goes like this:


“Many people feel that their happiness is directly related to their happenings.

If their happenings happen to happen, the way they happen, to want their happenings to happen, they are happy.

But if their happens don’t happen to happen the way they happen to want their happenings to happen, they are unhappy!” ~ Pastor Stuart Briscoe


If this describes you, you can now choose to find your true happiness and encouragement by following the example and teaching of Jesus Christ.  Just to let you know, my life has changed because of my relationship with God through His Son. I am still growing and not quite where I want to be yet, but I’m sure NOT where I used to be! We are all works in progress.




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Resources On How To Be Happy!


Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Psalm 37:4 ESV

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Ecclesiastes 3:12 ESV 

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;

Philippians 4:4 ESV

Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice.

Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV 

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 14:13 ESV 

Even in laughter, the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.

Philippians 4:7 ESV 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV 

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Proverbs 16:20 ESV 

Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 3:13 ESV 

Also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.




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