How do you feel about your life? Would you say you love it? Or do you just get through each day, enduring the things you don’t want to do, putting up with the things that frustrate you, wishing you had someone else’s life?
Do you believe you will finally be happy someday … when you have this or that?
People often say things like: “I’ll be happy when I have a different job.” “I’ll be happy when I’m married.” “I’ll be so glad when the weekend gets here!” “I’d be so happy if I had children.” And then after the children come … “I’ll be so happy when these kids are finally grown and out of the house!”
It’s a mistake for us to go through life thinking we can’t be happy until we have something we want or our circumstance changes. The truth is, we’ll always find something to be unhappy about until we learn to be happy in the Lord.
I know about this from personal experience. I got a very bad start in life, and it made me a miserable, angry, insecure person who didn’t trust anybody because I believed if I didn’t take care of myself, nobody else would. And that caused me to be very selfish and self-centered.
But God didn’t create us to live selfish lives, spending all our time trying to get what we want. He put a desire in us to have pleasure, but we will never really experience His blessings—His peace, joy, love and all the good things He wants to give us—if we live with a “What about me?” mentality.
John 10:10 (AMP) says, “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”
The enemy—the devil—wants to steal our joy and destroy our lives. But Jesus came and died on the cross to give us abundant life, “to the full, till it overflows”! And it’s a tragedy when born-again Christians don’t enjoy their lives because they have a “barely getting by, hanging on till Jesus comes to get me” mentality.
If you’re unhappy and want to enjoy your life, I want to give you two keys to help you get there.
The first key is to make an attitude adjustment.
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SOURCE: Charisma News