Today we’re fasting from the thought that says: “When I overcome this problem, I am really going to be happy.” Whether the problem is a trial, a bill or a person, you can (and should) be happy BEFORE any of that changes or improves.
Let’s Change It Today:
1. The problem is not the problem. It’s HOW you look at it. When the disciples were in the boat, WATER was flooding their ship (Mark 4:35-42). Their focus was the water, when it should have been JESUS in the back of the boat. His presence is FULLNESS OF JOY.
2. Happiness is NOT a state of being, but a state of THINKING. Proverbs 23:7—As a man thinks within, so is he. There can be no doubt that a STATE OF MIND always leads to a STATE OF BEING.
3. Happiness is LEARNED. In Philippians 4:11 Paul said, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” How did he learn it? He GAVE UP trying to fix everything on the outside, and embraced God’s presence (Christ in him) as his source of true happiness.
4. See your life as a gift to others. You are more blessed (= HAPPY, FORTUNATE) when you give, than when you receive (Acts 20:35).
5. Happiness is a decision. Someone told me recently, ‘when I decided to do something about being unhappy, everything began to change.’ It was simply their DECISION, that brought about change. Don’t underestimate the power of decision. (Deuteronomy 30:19)
6. We DO need to set our minds on things above, not on this earth (Colossians 3:2). No matter how good our life on earth can be, IT is nothing compared to the pleasures, happiness and joy we will have in heaven.
THINK IT & SAY IT:
I will focus on the PRESENCE OF GOD in my life. He is with me. I fill my mind with the Word of God and it produces joy and happiness. I will not try to fix everything on the outside, but enjoy God’s love, and expect His presence to melt my mountains like wax! I choose to live life on the giving side, and expect great reward in heaven. And I choose to be happy today, in Jesus’ Name.
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