Thursday, April 14, 2016

Be happy no matter what happens

From my FaceBook Friend - Roland Colson from

Dr. Dale Henry is a friend of mine. He is an author, a teacher, a lecturer, a friend and a Christian. He told me one time to never let anyone take your happiness away. You can be happy no matter what happens in your life if you don’t let others control your attitude.

Paul told us in Philippians there were people who affected his ministry while he was in prison in Rome. There were some he considered comrades and encouraged him in his ministry. Others were criticizing, competin...g with, or conspiring against his ministry.

“It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me.” (Philippians 1:15-17)

Few things can steal your happiness faster than being criticized or feeling like others are working against you behind your back. We all want to be loved. We all want approval. We want people to like us.

Yet Paul says in Philippians 1:18, “But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice.”

You will always be as happy as you choose to be! If others are unhappy, that’s their choice. If you haven’t got someone’s approval by now, you’re probably not going to get it. And you’re going to be miserable if you try to live for the approval of others.

Philippians 1:28-30 - Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself. For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him.

We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

You can be happy no matter what happens in life if you look at your problems from God’s viewpoint and never let what other people say or do control your happiness.

God wanted you to know this today.

TGIF – Today God Is First