What Comprises Happiness?

21 Oct

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”  ~ Unknown

I know a lot of people who pursue happiness and, in the process, mess everything up because what they consider happiness is out of their reach.  Yet they try and try to attain it and make themselves miserable in the process.

When we pursue what we cannot reach, we can easily frustrate ourselves.  God does not want us to be frustrated, He wants us to be happy.  In order to do so, we need to be satisfied with what comes our way both materially as well as spiritually.

There are times that people get frustrated because they cannot do some of the things that others can do in regard to living the faith.  Maybe they’re more timid so they never speak up in faith-sharing groups.  Maybe they are afraid of diseases so they do not volunteer at hospitals or nursing homes.  Maybe they cannot sing so they do not join the choir.  Instead of finding something that they can do, they worry, fret, and complain about not being able to do what someone else does.

Again, God doesn’t want us to be miserable.  He wants us to be happy.  In order to be, He has given us our own set of unique gifts and talents.  If we use those, we can make an impact in other people’s lives and can find happiness and fulfillment in doing so.

FAITH ACTION:  Don’t look for what is beyond your grasp or means.  Instead, make the best of what comes your way today.