“Unhappiness is caused by believing that something
is missing that we need to be happy.”
I have learned through the coursing of years that just about everything you have can be taken away: People, businesses, jobs, money, marriages, relationships, houses, lands, opportunities, education, they all come and go like the wind, blowing like a hurricane one minute dead calm the next.
Now I would never imply that the things in the list above are not important or are not to be desired. However staking life’s happiness on any of these things is not only certain ruin, it is idolatry. The people around you were never meant to be your fulfillment. Your job is not supposed to be your source. Your relationships, even your marriage, are not supposed to be your completion. Guess what. Your spouse cannot complete you. Husbands you are the head of your wives.Wives you are the help mate of your husbands, but only God completes them.
There is only ONE whose loss should make us unhappy. Strangely, in spite of the God shaped hole in our lives, many of us seem to be perfectly fine skipping through life without the ONE TRUE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS. We curse our luck at not winning the lottery. We throw fits if we lose our job or the girl friend cheats on us. Yet we never even consider that none of these things could ever make us truly happy anyway. All the while God sits back just waiting for us to believe that He is the One thing missing that we need to be happy. For those of us who have come to know that truth, well, life just can’t keep us down anymore.
What about you? Do you believe that God is the one thing missing? Have you found Jesus yet? If not what are you going to do about that?
This post is written in response to PATRICIA’S IN OTHER WORDS CHALLENGE.