Wednesday, October 3, 2012

responsible [happiness]

 “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” -Unknown

Last night I was asked "why did he do this to me.... I was happy". Although I replied with the typical "happiness comes from within and above, we cannot rely on others for that. If we do we will ultimaltly be failed" I didnt fully believe my own words. As if actually relying on someone else to provide our happiness for us is the way to live our lives. This has caused me to do a bit of thinking. Why do we as people believe that our happiness depends on someone else. Or if we are able to provide happiness for someone else. Often times I find myself believing one day I will be happy. I will live the life I want to live... or thinking of my past and saying silently to myself "I could have been so happy had I done that differently". We are not guaranteed tommorow, we are not even guaranteed the rest of today. so why wait to be happy why believe we are entitled to have someone make us happy. Happiness is not a privelage. Happiness is a choice for a way of life. If you are not happy with your circumstances, then change them. We were not created to be sustained by others but to have control and responsibility for ourselves. We all cry our tears, we all feel our hearts break, sorrow and pain are inevitable. We must overcome them. We can allow it to bring us down, or we can allow ourselves to grow from those. We can not control the thoughts and emotions of others. Only ourselves. So why do we believe they can control ours. Allowing someone the freedom to do so sets you up for nothing but failure. Giving that part of you to God will set you up for nothing but joyfulness and gladness. Psalm 68:3 But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.  I alone am responsible for my abilty to experience an overall happiness in my life. Its a daily choice, that despite my circumstances and situations that may arise I will rise above. Continue to push forward whole heartedly. Love and be thankful for the people I have been blessed with in my life, and wish those that no longer choose to be a part of my life, happiness and well being [Because Happiness is something EVERYONE deserves]. Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. We humans each have the ability to choose happiness. Its not a gift its a choice. Its a state of mind. We cant wait for the day that it shows up on a silver platter. If we chose to wait, that day will never come. Gone are the days that I will give blame for my sorrows and transgressions. Gone are the days that I will allow my happiness to be in the control of someone else. They are my responsibility!

1 comment:

  1. Love this. And I love you! I think you are such a strong person. Thanks for letting me lean on you when I need to and giving me encouraging words to get through this time in my life.