Are You Happy?
Are you happy with your life? Think about that question again. Are you happy with your life? If you said no, let me ask you this. What would make you happy? Most, if asked this question, would give answers like, more money, better health, better education, more friends or being more popular. However, if we turn and ask the people that have more money, better health, better education, and that are more popular, they might respond this way, “I am still not happy.” Has it ever occurred to you, that maybe there is something that would make us happy? Something that is not of this world, rather, it is from God the Father.
Proverbs 16:20 says “He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.” Notice in this passage there is something that is not listed. That is there is no talk about things of this present world to make us happy. Notice again it said he who heeds the word wisely will find good. If we listen and take in the scriptures, the Word of God, we will find good in our lives. Also notice once again if you will, it says he who trusts in the Lord, happy is he. The things of this world are ruled out. Money, health, education, and popularity are not things to make us happy. Rather, trusting in God, listening to what He has to offer us, that will bring true happiness. Now I am not saying that health, education, money, and having friends are bad things. They are indeed good. We need money to support our families. We need to stay healthy and take care of ourselves. We need to be educated in order to teach others. However, we must remember that no matter what, that we serve God first. (Matt. 6:33)
Notice, as well, what is said in I Timothy 6:7-8. The text reads, “For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” With an understanding that this world shall end. Knowing that the things we have will all be gone. Knowing that we cannot take anything with us, shows us why it is important for us to lay up our treasures in Heaven, and not on this earth (Matt. 6:19-21).
I ask you again, Are you happy with your life? If not, I encourage you strive for the things that will make you happy. Not things of this world, but things of the Father. Be at peace with God, and allow the God of peace to rest in your heart (Col 3:1).