Happiness all starts from the inside!
By Michelle Meadows-Thomas
Happiness comes from the inside out , and sometimes from the outside in. Have you ever wonder why your happiness tank keeps running low, or only last for a few days? It’s You and only you whose responsible for maintaining your levels of happiness. That’s right it’s only you who can provide yourself with that long-term happiness you maybe longing for. Of course, you can’t leave, or forget about God in this. After all,”The Spirit of Happiness” is created by God. Change your attitude and watch how happy you become.
1. Each day is God’s gift to you!
It’s God’s way of giving You another chance to walk with him, so turn your day into something beautiful. Start your day with a healthy attitude by letting go of yesterday, and focusing your mind on where you are at right here and right now. Since you can’t go back in your past to change anything don’t allow your mind to dwell on negative thoughts. There are no could of, or should of…it’s over and done. Ask God to change your attitude, or behaviors so that you can feel happy, and move forward with your life. . Remember your goal is to be able to control your happiness level with out depending on someone else, or anything external. True happiness starts inside of you. That’s why God gave you a ” Holy Spirit to comfort you, use it.
Focus on how God has transformed your life. It could be worse, or yes… Of course it could be better. Concentrate on the good moments instead of allowing your mind to go back down memories lane. Look at your disappointments as new experiences to improve your character. This will help you to overcome your worries. “For God has not given you the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Remember that endurance is built by having disappointments in your life. Trust that God will lead you through them.
3. Become more God centered
Instead of being self-centered around your own problems become more God centered. Happiness starts within you by having a healthy attitude about yourself. Attitude is base your own perception if you change your perception about an event, then your attitude will change. That’s why one person can be happy about something while the other person is not. Maybe that person has more faith in God, while the other persons has very little. SINCE you can’t change a persons behaviors pray and ask God to change your attitude about that persons behaviors. Whatever the problem is pray about it. God will give you the strength to work it out.
4. True happiness
Exercising your body on a daily basis can bring you temporary happiness. Most people are willing to exercise their physical bodies by: jogging, doing aerobics, bike riding, walking, weight lifting, and so on…. These exercises will calm the spirit, but they do not exercise it. You can exercise your spirit through reading, attending small bible study groups, prayer, fasting, worship… These exercises will fuel your spirit with that long-term happiness. When you get into the routine of exercising your body, your mind, and your spirit. Your length of happiness will last longer.
There is a powerful healing process that starts in your heart when you forgive others. God clearly points out “Vengeance is his, it belongs to him.” this may seem contradictory to some belief systems, but God has power over all things. That includes you and I. The overall importance is , If you cannot forgive others then you will not be happy.
Forgiveness frees the soul from bondage. The spirit of happiness can not be present in you when you dwell on past hurts. You have to release all negative feelings, or grudges your holding against yourself, or others first. Once you let go, and allowed God to speak to your heart, your levels of happiness will begin to soar.
7. You can’t Leave God out of the equation.
Your levels of happiness is based on your belief system not anyone else, that’s between you and God. When you become more God centered your feelings of unhappiness will decrease. I am not saying that you won’t have no more disappointments and that you will be a happy camper for rest of your life. I am saying that you can manage your level of happiness by changing your attitude and behaviors. It’s time to get that happiness back into your life.
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