Topic: Are You Letting “You” Make You Unhappy?
A root cause of a lot of our unhappiness is simply that we are not happy with ourselves.
We are not happy with the way we
look, our talents, or our level of perfection. We may compare ourselves with others instead of happily being the person that
we are intended to be.
We all make mistakes, and although we want to be serious about the changes that need to be made in our lives, it is also
good to learn to laugh at ourselves and not be so intense about every little mistake we make.
We all have faults and are likely to have some as long as we are alive, so lighten up and don’t take yourself so seriously. Ethel Barrymore said, “You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself.” Learn to enjoy yourself!
You are with yourself more than you are with anyone else, so if you can learn to enjoy your own company, it will greatly
improve the quality of your life. Don’t take a daily inventory of all your faults and lament over them. Trust God to show you what needs to be changed, and work with the Holy Spirit toward those changes.
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I have changed a lot over the course of
thirty-five years of walking with God and still have more changes to go through. I wish I had known how to enjoy myself sooner than I did while I was making the journey, but at least I can give you good advice. Being unhappy with myself
didn’t make me change any faster, and it won’t help you either.
I highly encourage you to enjoy every step of your journey toward spiritual maturity.