What does it take to be genuinely happy?
There is no single way to answer this question. And as we all know, we all have different life situations, and these differences is among the reasons why some people find it more difficult to be happy and content with their lives compared to others. But if you really look into it, you will realize that regardless of the trials and challenges that you are currently facing in your life, it is no impossible to find genuine happiness, All you need to do is to learn the right way to approach these hardships.
We all have our own battles and personal challenges to struggle with. Some may seem trivial, while others are quite difficult to win over. At times, when such challenges come into our lives, it may seem as if there is no way out; that there is no way to overcome the difficulties. This mindset may keep us from experiencing genuine happiness. When you are at the brink of such desperate points in your life, remember that your journey has a purpose and that you will find a way to rise above the difficulties in your life – and fine genuine happiness – by accepting God’s grace and walking into His light as a good christian. Here are some helpful ways to keep you on that track:
Write about your journey.
The easiest and most surefire way to recognize the value and purpose of your journey despite the challenges in your life is to write about it. Get a piece of paper and jot down your experiences, your learnings, and what it has taught you. By dwelling on the learnings, you can gain more insight about your experiences and acknowledge that it has, indeed, made you a better person. That, in itself, is a good enough reason to be happy.
Be mindful of blessings.
When we are faced with challenges, it could become difficult to see and appreciate the silver lining. Be careful of such pitfalls because if your heart is ungrateful, it will be hard for you to find true happiness. A heart that is filled with hatred, jealousy, doubts, and insecurities will not help you seek the light of God’s love and grace. Instead, it will take you to a dark and lonely place and swallow your high hopes for the future. Do not allow yourself to be in this bleak position. If you succumb to hatred and jealousy, you won’t be able to accept God’s love. Neither would you be able to nurture his gifts in your heart, among which is genuine happiness and faith in our savior.
Read the bible.
Our busy and hectic schedules often make it impossible to lend time to read God’s word. In such cases, we begin to forget His teachings to us, not to mention the promise of His eternal salvation to us. Without these to guide us in our journey through life, we may easily stumble in the dark and seek trivial and temporary things which ultimately defeat the purpose behind accepting God’s gifts and finding genuine happiness.
Our journey through life will teach us that no matter what our experiences bring, at the end of it all, our strong trust and faith in God can pull us up from all of our trials and turn us into happier, and better versions of ourselves.