Thursday, April 5, 2012

Having A Good Time?

Is it possible to have a good time even when you are having a bad time?

No, you say, it is not possible to be happy when you're sad or sad when you're happy. If you believe that I encourage you to keep reading... Happiness goes much deeper than we tend to think.

If you sit back and look at your surroundings what do you notice? Besides the fact that you are obviously reading this blog, you are probably at home in your room in front of your computer screen. Or maybe you are at school, reading this because you figure it must be more interesting than your teachers babble. But what about this situation makes you happy?

Maybe it's your purple keyboard, or the music playing from the speakers...

There is something. There is always a way to find happiness even when the situation feels helpless. Some of the happiest people I've seen have the least in this life. Yet they smile like they have the world and are happy to just be alive.

Whether it's turning on your favorite song, watching people at your school (and laughing at the ridiculousness of it all!), there is usually a way to find something good to be happy about.

You can be happy with the time you were given with someone, the lessons that you have learned, the moments that last forever, the memories you've made with the right people. You can be happy that your situation isn't 'that bad' because in all reality it could be worse. I think many times we get so focused on the bad and the feelings of despair that we completely shut out the good. We often forget to be thankful when the going gets tough or we feel we have become stagnate.

I'm not guaranteeing this will work for you but it's worth a shot! Be thankful for the people and things that make you happy and brighten your life. Focus on the good and always put God first. His joy is perfect and He will always be willing to remind you of what makes you happy if you ask. Remember never to doubt in the darkness what God has shown you in the light.

Nehemiah 8:10 "...For the joy of the Lord is your strength."