Over the years, this has been one of the top questions I have been asked. The last time someone asked it, they followed with, “I’m so jealous. I wanna smile as much as you and mean it. I want a purpose in life just like you have found yourself one.”
It may seem as if it would be hard to be happy in a situation like mine, but it truly comes easy to me. It has taken me quite a while to have a clear answer. My usual response has been, “Hmm, I don’t know. I guess God just made me a happy person!”
But recently, I had a realization…
I am happy because God has a purpose for me, and I am still here to live it. I am happy because no matter how tough something is, He brings good out of it. I am happy because I don’t have to worry about tomorrow. God is with me and He holds my future.
“Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.”
Most of us have heard the Serenity Prayer:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Yesterday, I learned that there was more to it:
“…living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; taking this world as it is and not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.”
I love that.
God is with you, as well. Whatever you are going through, He has a purpose for you.