Everyone experiences happiness in different ways. It does not matter what makes you happy; what matters is being happy. In John 16:24, Jesus says “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” God wants us to be truly happy. If you don’t have happiness in your life, dig deep. Dig deep and figure out what would make you happy. I am not referring to material things. If buying something new is what you think will bring true happiness, you did not dig deep enough. Determine these things and ask God for His guidance.
Here are 5 things that make me truly happy:
1.Grace: This one is the most important for me. It took me awhile to find God’s grace and be willing to receive it. Afterwards, my life was changed forever. Yes I still struggle and yes there are those difficult days but without grace, I’d never make it through. Grace brings happiness no matter what is going on in my life.
2.My husband: I’m sure it sounds cliché to some of you, but I really have no idea where I would be without my husband. I surely do not have any desire to find out. He has helped me in ways I never thought were possible and loved me like I never thought someone would.
3.Being a wife: I’m not going to lie. Being a wife isn’t all unicorns and rainbows (no marriage is). But that still does not mean it can’t bring me happiness. There are things I prefer not to do that people associate with married life like fold and put away laundry or cook every single night (thank goodness I’m not stuck in these things and hubby helps me ALOT), but this is not being a wife. To me, some of what being a wife means is being supportive. It means being patient and full of love. It’s dating my husband and continuing to help build our relationship.
4.Family: Although my family is spread out among various places, larger, some are furry and I am now married, it does not mean anyone becomes less important. In fact, I find family to be extremely important in a person’s happiness. Yes we still fight and have times we don’t get along or want to talk to each other but that doesn’t mean we love each other less.
5.Blessings: Every single thing I have is a blessing from God. From my job, my family, our cars, our house, our good health…all of it is because of Him. I thank Him every day for all of my blessings and thank Him for the ones He plans to give me in the future.
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”