How did you finish that statement? Did you have to think about what would make you happy or were you able to answer in a split second? Maybe you just aren’t sure?
The pursuit of happiness is elusive, even though we dedicate most of our lives to achieving it. Sometimes we are frustrated in that pursuit, other times, we get what we think will make us happy and then, to our great disappointment, find that what we thought was so important for us to have, really wasn’t.
Even a definition of happiness is hard to pinpoint because what makes some people happy makes others miserable.
And maybe the most frustrating aspect of our search for happiness is that we try so hard to be happy and so often when we ask ourselves, “Am I happy?” the answer is negative!
As with all the major questions in our lives, we need to go to God for the answer which will satisfy us consistently for the long term. This weekend we continue our series Fact Checking Urban Legends by looking at the statement, “I’ll be happy when I get what I want.” At first glance that thinking might seem right, but when we compare it with what Jesus Christ said about happiness, we find a huge difference. If you are exhausted from the rollercoaster of trying to find happiness on your terms, join us for one of our worship services. Happiness doesn’t have to be an all-consuming obsession.
Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.