Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Pursuit of Happiness

My father once said, "Happiness is not in your surroundings. If you can't be happy where you are now, then you'll never be happy anywhere else."

A sweet, elderly church lady taught my sunday school class. Her husband died this past year and she was speaking to us about life, happiness, and love. Her husband's last words were these: "Make the best of every situation."

As reality dawned, the lack of his presence must have been so lonely. Her life was rearranged. She needed to re-learn how to live without her husband.

I cannot imagine sharing my life with someone--laughs and sorrows--and watching him drift home without me.

Yet somehow, God brought peace and happiness to this lady. The class was silent as she spoke. Afterwards, many young ladies personally thanked Mrs. W.

Although we may not like this time period in our life, God placed us here for a reason. Mrs. W affected lives in that Sunday School that may not have been touched by any other lesson.

Maybe your job is boring. Maybe your school is strict. Maybe your home-life is less than perfect. REthink your perspective. If you cannot be happy at this point, if you cannot make the best of your situation . . . then despair in discontentment. There will always be drama, heartache and problems; however, how many times will you be able to change another's life through those? This is your day to make someone else's, take advantage of it.

2 comments:

  1. I like that, I have been quoting Matthew 11:28-30 lately "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light".

    God never said life would be easy but He DID say He wouldn't make us go through life alone. We have Him!!!

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  2. So I'm thinking you need to journal more often!!!

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