You are responsible for your own happiness

This is one truth I have had to learn through the past years and with the help of the word of God. We, humans, tend to place the responsibility of our emotions in the hands of people or things. For example, some use shopping as therapy, after a bad day in quote they would go on a shopping spree and buy things to make themselves feel better. Others rely on their spouse, best friends, etc to make them feel better, even family members. But the truth is all these are temporary and they can not give you true happiness. If you were sad and went shopping or drinking you would end up buying things you didn’t need and probably get upset about it the next day. And if you went drinking you would just waste money get drunk and wake up with a bad hangover and feel worse than before. This also goes with others that postpone their happiness, these are the if only I could get a job I would be happy or if only I could get married I would be happy. What many don’t know is that once your happiness is based on something your happiness has a condition and once that something fails your happiness fails.

Now how do we make ourselves happy? how can we just wake up and be happy? I know it sounds difficult because in this world we always have reasons for everything hence the must be a reason for your happiness. Well if that is how you prefer it then there is one very important reason that should keep you happy every day you wake up and that is, Jesus loves you he died for you and has given you life. The word of God should be the source of your life your well being your happiness. Man and all these material things will fail no matter what, you would always feel a void and that void can only be filled by Christ.

Observe this scripture (John 4:7-13) Jesus was at the well and met a Samaritan woman drawing water. He asked her to give him water, but because he was a Jew and wasn’t supposed to talk to her, she told him how can he ask her for water. Now listen to the master’s response he said if u knew who asks you for water you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. He went on to say that everyone who drinks this water will thirst again but whoever drinks the water he gives them they will never thirst. Note that the woman was married four times and she was living with a man that wasn’t her husband. Four failed marriages what was she looking for? If she was looking for something in the four men she won’t find it in the fifth. Like Jesus said she will thirst again.

That passage of the bible just lays out everything I have been trying to say. No matter what it is you base your happiness on you will thirst again. Only Jesus can give you living waters, endless joy. Make up your mind today that no one and nothing will determine your own happiness. Be someone that makes you happy in 2016. Once you have established that you will notice how you will relate to others. People won’t easily make u upset or angry or frustrated because they don’t own your happiness. Enjoy your life because God gave it to you and made you unique. Always remember that you can’t give what you don’t have.

Stay blessed and be happy.

Lisa Maxwell