Definition: Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, flourishing and well-being. It’s important and needful for you to be happy. Know that God also wants you to be Happy. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32).
BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) Psalms 1:1a AMP (Jas. 1:12a AMP)
- Know God for yourself- cultivate a personal relationship with God. Happiness starts with knowing the Lord.
1a. Be secure in God; and in your Relationship with HIM! You’re a new creation. Your sins and past are forgiven and no more held against you. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19.
You’re accepted in the Beloved; and adopted into God’s family! Ephesians 1:5-6
You’ve been made the righteousness of God in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:21.
There’s therefore now no condemnation unto you, because you are in Christ. Rom. 8:1
You’re blessed with every spiritual blessings in Christ and chosen by God in Christ before the foundation of the world. Eph. 1:3-4
- b. Have the right Focus-
Jesus had the right focus- Hebrews 12:1-3
NOTE Verse 3- For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
Focusing on the right things gives your strength! Therefore-
Focus on the Gain, and not on the Pain
Focus on the Joy, and not on the Cross
Focus on the Glory, and not on the Shame
Focus on the Positive, and not the Negative
Focus on the Outcome, and not the Process
Focus on the Lord, not on People.
- c. Have the right Priorities- The right focus usually leads to the right priorities.
No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Tim. 2:4
Your priority is to be pleasing to the Father-
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:10 | NKJV
Jesus was pleasing to the Father- Matt 3:17c.
Don’t try to please people; you won’t succeed anyway, because people differ in their ideas, opinions, pictures, etc of what you should be!Get your priorities right, so you don’t become a loser; and people like to associate with success at the end of the day-Pro. 19:4 NIV.
“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Proverbs 16:7).
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33.
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