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Focused on Happiness

Amy Austin 89.5 KVNE Afternoon Drive Time

We are a generation focused on happiness. For many of us we measure how good our lives are by our level of happiness. The challenge is that everything that makes you feel good isn’t good for you. Some of the things that make you feel horrible are exactly what you need.  

It’s taken me most of my adult life to learn that happiness is tied to what happens in your life. When we measure the goodness of our lives on how we feel, we lose sight of things like growing, being steadfast, having faith and joy. *These emotions come from the Holy Spirit.

I believe that God wants us to be happy, but more than that He wants us to be whole in every area. He is the only one who fully knows and understands that wholeness. While we may be in a bad season that isn’t always making us happy, it could be working in our favor and making us better.

I’ve learned that some decisions I have made when I was unhappy haven’t made me to be happy.

There’s a reason why God tells us to lean NOT on our understanding. We should ask God what He wants for us, not the other way around.

That’s why we pray to our heavenly God to lead us in the direction He wants us to go. The enemy uses our feelings against us and uses our weaknesses to lead us into places we shouldn’t be.

Our life is not about our happiness. It’s about so much more. It’s about growing in Christ, being the best we possible can and to learn to lean on, and trust, God in every part of your life. Our lives will be stronger and happier!

He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.

Proverbs 16:20
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