Happiness the key to success.

Success key.

Joy or Happiness?

Some people talk about joy as the only thing that really matters and that happiness is just a “nice to have”, but isn’t a priority in life. They might say, “Happiness is only temporary”, but I would say, “what’s wrong with temporary happiness”? If you get to go away for the weekend with your family and enjoy a short break, that’s wonderful, even if there are things you need to deal with once the weekend is over, you’re going to do this from a better place than if you’d spent the weekend complaining and unhappy.

Things are for our enjoyment.

The bible shows us God way in 1 Timothy 6:17: As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

What happens when we complain?

An unhappy person actually irritates God, because your unhappiness is going to lead you to complain. As the Israelites escaped Egypt, they journeyed from Mount Hor, to go around the land of Edom, and the people became impatient, depressed, and much discouraged, because of the trials of the way. (Numbers 21:4) so here we see a biblical example of complaining lead people into trouble.

Happy girl and a sad monkey

Build happiness because sorrow builds itself.

There is no effort needed for sorrow to continue in our lives if we don’t make positive steps towards being happy it doesn’t happen, we don’t just fall into happiness, it takes effort, but sorrow is automatic, so you must build your happiness before sorrow builds itself.

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