People are searching for happiness. Does it come from money, success, popularity? Television ads try to tell us that the ultimate item, experience, or relationship is guaranteed to bring us happiness and fulfillment. But, after the suicide of yet another wealthy, wildly successful celebrity who appeared to have it all, how can the average person expect to find happiness in this world?
Happiness lies not in the amount of stuff you own, nor in having the most successful career or the most money. While there is nothing wrong with working towards those goals, achieving them won’t bring you lasting happiness.
Numerous research polls find that spiritual people are twice as likely to report being happy as non-spiritual people.
True contentment and happiness are found only when we are in right relationship with God. It’s a fact.
The key to happiness starts with seeing yourself as you really are: spiritually bankrupt and lost.
You acknowledge honestly to God that you are a sinner, lost and in need of a Savior. Understand that your sins have separated you from a holy God.
When you accept the death of His Son Jesus on the cross as the payment for your sins, God brings you into right relationship with Himself and promises you eternal life.
Life takes on a different focus as you realize that your life purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. When you keep your focus on pleasing God and serving Him, happiness and contentment are the natural byproducts. Happiness comes to those who love God and live to make Him happy.
It is only in seeking to know God and to discover His purpose for our lives that we will find happiness and fulfillment.
“The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.” Joseph Addison