Stop for a moment & remember this: Jesus choose you & called you His. He has given you everything you need for this life.
“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 8:15
Solomon reminds us to enjoy the life that God has given us. True happiness comes from centering our lives on God, not ourselves. When we criticize our faults and weaknesses, we tend to be too distracted to find much if any joy in the Lord. So take your eyes off yourself and focus on the author & perfecter of our faith.
Struggling to find joy in your journey? Try these…
- LAUGHTER – It always immediately brings joy to my life no matter if I am by myself or with a group of friends. Even laughing through the tough times makes can make them a little easier. Laughter = Joy.
- SERVING – Helping others makes you let go of your self-criticism, because it is no longer about you when you serve. It also makes you realize how good you have it in many situations. You always feel good about serving & if Jesus did it, that has to be good right?
- PICTURES – Remember the joyful moments in your life by looking back at old pictures. Sometimes it can be easy to forget all the good in your life, so remember to take pictures & look back on those joyous occasions.
- GO OUTSIDE – Being in God’s creation always helps me to be joyful, especially on those days when the sky is blue & the sun is shining.
Find joy in the journey!