Have you ever heard this verse from the Bible? –
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. – Isaiah 55:8
Or how about this verse? –
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. – Proverbs 3:5-8
As I mentioned in the last post, http://wp.me/p5nZpi-kK, our goal should not be the pursuit of happiness, but instead should be the pursuit of JOY. Happiness is fleeting, joy in everlasting.
And the verses above, well, they put me and God into perspective. They remind me that – I am not my creator, I do not have all the answers, I don’t always know what’s best for me, my friends, my friends, my career, my schooling, etc.?
What I do know, however, is that in a blink of an eye,
my whole world can be turned upside down.
And then what? What do I have left?
Thankfully we have an all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful God who loves us so much, that He’s willing to freely share the Way to Joy with all people.
God’s way to joy =>> Other-centered – them, them, them (How can I be a blessing to others? What might I have to “give up”, sacrifice, to restore a relationship, to start a relationship, to set healthy boundaries in a relationship, etc.)
The world’s way to happiness =>> Self-centered – me, me, me (What’s in it for me? What will make me happy?)
SEE ALSO: “I JUST WANNA BE HAPPY!!”
(PART 1), http://wp.me/p5nZpi-kK,
(PART 3), http://wp.me/p5nZpi-kn,
(PART 4), http://wp.me/p5nZpi-lH
- If you would like to receive notifications when new posts are published, click on the FOLLOW button in the sidebar. Or if you are viewing from your mobile device, scroll down the page and you’ll see the FOLLOW blog via email button 🙂
- It you are viewing with the mobile version, scroll down to the bottom of this page for additional info and pics 🙂
- Take a look at the other tabs in the menu for encouragement and inspiration as you continue to BUILD A FOUNDATION!!