. . . be happy.

be happy

“I just want him to be happy…”

“Don’t you want him to be happy?” 

“Happy . . . happy . . . happy!” 

Happy. H.A.P.P.Y. Happy seems to be a word that has been thrown at me quite a bit over the last couple of years. At first my response was almost a too – immediate “yes” or maybe a “yes . . . but . . .”

One thing my own life has shown me is the more I try to be happy, the more happiness eludes me.  When I’ve made happiness the goal, I have fallen short.  Sometimes so short, that I’ve hit rock bottom.

God’s will for my life is not always the easiest place to be.  But the more I have sought Him, the more I have leaned into Him, the more I have surrendered to Him the less concern I have for my happiness.  Ironically … the more concerned I am about my relationship with my Creator, the happier I am.

If I make happiness my goal, God’s plan for me will be limited.

So as I contemplate those questions asked about happiness . . . whether it be my own happiness, or the “supposed” happiness of a loved one . . . an adult child, a family member, or a close friend . . .
my only answer can be ~ What am I really living for?  What are you really living for? 

Happiness . . . but at what cost?

 This is what the Lord says:

The man who trusts in mankind,
who makes human flesh his strength
and turns his heart from the Lord is cursed

The man who trusts in the Lord,
whose hope indeed is the Lord, is blessed.

Jeremiah 17: 5 and 7

 

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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