Some people erroneously believe that until they gain admission,get a good job, get married, have kids or get promoted then they will be happy. We need to understand that happiness is not tied to our current status, situations or the present circumstances we are facing.
True happiness does not come when things are going perfectly fine. When life is great, things are just falling in place, getting promoted and recommendations, no hitches, no stress. Many people have tied their happiness to so many things like watching movies, playing video games, gisting and hanging out with friends etc. so what if you don’t have an opportunity to do that? What if there’s a power failure and you cant watch your movies? Or may be you moved to a different locale and you can’t reach your friends again. Does it mean you will stay sad, depressed and unhappy? I am not saying that those instances i highlighted earlier are wrong.what i am trying to point out is that we shouldn’t tie our happiness to mundane things.
So how can i find true happiness?
True happiness can only be found in God. When you study his word and meditate on it through the light of his scriptures, an inner joy comes alive in you. The scripture says in Jeremiah 15:16 (KJV)-Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart. Remember it says it was joy and rejoicing of my heart. So you have to understand that God’s word holds the key to unlocking true happiness. Happiness that is is not tied to your circumstances or the situations surrounding you. Happiness that comes from within not outside. That is what God’s word brings.
When you study his word and meditate on it through the light of his scriptures, an inner joy comes alive in you
But for us to explore and enjoy this true happiness, we need to understand the place of meditation while studying God’s word. Because it’s not just reading God’s word that makes it become powerful. It is by studying and meditating on it.
The place of Meditation
Meditation is what builds your faith to believe his word concerning any situation you are facing. Meditation is subjecting your mind and body towards thinking on a particular subject. God saw the place of meditation in the growth and advancement of a christian that was why he told us to meditate on his word day and night (Joshua 1:8).
So in conclusion, i want you to understand that God’s word has the power to spring up inner joy and happiness in you. Joyce meyer used to say- Enjoy the place where you are on the journey to where you are going. One thing you need to understand is that by God’s grace, you will still make it in life, you will still come out of that situation of lack and want, you will still fight and overcome that sickness or habit. But till then, will you wear a long face, stay moody, sad and unhappy or will you Brighten up, smile and make a decision to be happy? The choice is yours Honey, The choice is yours.