On Finding True Happiness
This past year and a half has been one of the hardest for me. I experienced one of the greatest pains that I will probably ever feel in my lifetime. I fell apart and struggled to put myself back together.
In picking up the pieces and trying to move on, one of the tasks that I was forced to conquer was rediscovering happiness. Once you reach a place where you feel as if every ounce of joy has been stolen from your body, it sometimes seems difficult to get that back. But with God, all things are possible.
One thing that you must realize is that happiness will not find you; you have to search for it. Although I still hurt and my life isn't perfect, I've learned to look for the positive in any situation. Philippians 4:11 says "...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Instead of looking at the glass as half empty, view it as half full.
Channel your energy into positive activities. Surround yourself with positive and like-minded people. Allow sunshine to enter into your day, even when the clouds are hanging low.
And while you're on the search for your own happiness, take the time to encourage someone else. You will find peace when you share peace with others.
Thing's won't get easier, you just get stronger. Where God lead's, He will provide. He will never give you more than you can bear. Looking back at from where I have come, I can say that it has been a journey. But I made it. I can now smile and say that I am genuinely happy. It didn't happen over night, and I did not do it by myself. I had a God to remind me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and a support system to show me that I am loved.
Have you found your happiness? If so, where is it? Are you choosing to search for it? Today I challenge you to rediscover your happiness. Embark on a journey to find peace.
Everyone goes through things in their lives. But it's not what you've been through, it's the fact that you survived.