Topic : The Happy Habit
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.
Proverbs 3:13 NKJV
Everyone in the world wants to be happy. As a matter of fact, I believe that desire is the main thing that motivates us in most
of what we do. But do we truly know what makes us genuinely happy?
And is happiness just a feeling or an emotion that we search for, or is it deeper than that?
Abraham Lincoln said, “People are as happy as they make up their mind to be.” I agree. I am convinced that happiness is
a choice and a habit that we can develop.
First we choose happiness, and then feelings will follow. The psalmist David
said, “This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
The statement “we will” is the deciding factor in the enjoyment of our day. If
you don’t decide to be happy, there will always be something to steal your joy and poison your happiness.
Jesus told us that in the world we will have tribulation, and His suggestion was to cheer up (John 16:33). Joy gives us strength to handle the problems we do have. Sadness of any kind drains our energy and breaks our spirit. One of the best habits you can develop is the happy habit.
The more happy days you experience, the more you will refuse to be unhappy.
Being unhappy about anything is a waste of time and changes nothing, so why do it?
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
It sounds like Groucho Marx agreed with the psalmist David, who agreed with God. God wants us to be happy and to enjoy life.
Jesus said that He came so that we might have and enjoy our lives abundantly (John 10:10). Will you make a decision to make Jesus happy by being happy yourself?
Another similar thought that is powerful is “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a present.”