We can’t depend on others for our happiness, our joy, or our peace. When we depend on or rely on others to fulfill this in us, we are placing a burden on them that they were NOT meant to carry. This includes our spouses, our children, our parents, our employers and even our pastors.
This also goes the other way around. It is not OUR job, duty, or responsibility to bring peace, joy, or happiness to anyone else. So go ahead and take that load off….it’s not yours to carry.
Someone else already carried our burdens and everyone else’s. His name is Jesus and when we believe what He did and draw on HIM! We will be fulfilled!
I’m gonna make this really easy on you, here are 5 STEPS TO JOY, PEACE, & HAPPINESS!
Step 1: Pray
Lord, I choose to allow my joy to come from You and You alone. You chose to die for me and that ONE act of pure unselfishness counted me as important and special. There is nothing else, that anyone could ever do, that could bring more peace or joy into my life! Thank You Lord for a happiness that is unmatched by anyone or anything. Amen
Step 2: Think of what or who you think makes you unhappy. (Don’t think about it too long!) Now, write it down, choose not to allow Satan to use them or the circumstance to steal your happiness any longer, throw the paper away and believe what JESUS says instead!
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27
Step 3: Take a deep breath and smile! It’s that easy!
Step 4. Allow your new found joy to be infectious to others!
Step 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4!
(Why repeat? Because we’re human.)
I hope you were encouraged by this word. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org