This is probably one of the most important topic because every body wants to be happy.
We all want to live a happy life, enjoy our lives despite whatever we are going through.
I wish I was the most qualified to write about this topic.
I wish I could tell us that I am a happy go go person.
Being a PhlegMel, I’ve had my fair share of struggles with my emotions and had to deal with negative thoughts, unpleasant mindset and mood swings.
But it is a great joy to know that God can change anybody and that we all are on our way to becoming better people.
We are all a work in progress.
It really gladdens my heart to know that we may not have been always happy, but there is hope.
Such hope that Joyce Meyer gives by her own life. Her testimony can be our testimony also.
Joyce Meyer in her own words was probably one of the most negative, emotionally unstable and moody person in the world, but she has changed by applying God’s principles.
She is one of the happiest people on earth now. She is enjoying her life and God ever gave a Ministry, ‘Enjoying Everyday Life”.
That’s how Merciful our God can be.
You too can be a happy person.
You can move from being so negative to becoming happy.
Your happiness or joy should not be based on your circumstances.
Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Once you are a child of God and have God’s kingdom within you, you also have joy.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
The fruit the Holy Spirit produces in our lives should be Joy amongst other fruit.
Every other fruit is an off shoot of love and the joy of the Lord.
Joy is already in our recreated human spirit, we just need to cultivate it, develop it and yield to and respond to that joy.
The journey may be slow and rough but we will get there.
We will make progress every day if we don’t give up and work at it.
We will become better at giving expression to this joy that is full of Glory within us
1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
A few things that can help us to be happy on our journey to become a better person:
1. Be positive in all situations and verbalise it
2. Be thankful. Have a grateful attitude at all times. Always appreciate God for all you have before ever asking for more. Be grateful to people and appreciate them for whatever they do for you.
Be a happy person and enjoy everyday life.
God bless your marriage.
Confession of the day
I am a happy person. I enjoy my life and I have joy.
Prayer for the day
Lord, help me by your Holy spirit to always yield to Joy of the Lord on my inside
Thought of the day
I have Joy. My Father wants me to be Happy.
Start practicing being Joyful intentionally and yielding to the Holy Ghost.
Sophia Bolanle Okunowo pastors alongside her husband at Shouts Of Grace Center in Ibadan. She is an administrator with a Health Provider company. She desires to see marriages blessed and fulfilling it’s purpose.