The Happiness Hoax

If all the energy we spent on chasing happiness was instead placed on intentionally getting to know Jesus as our closest and always accessible friend and confidant, what would the impact be on our attitude, outlook, and level of contentment?

I ask this question not because I always get this choice right. I don’t. I still, sometimes, get caught up in running after the world’s standard of happiness and quick fixes and gratifications. And yet, each time I do, I learn the same lesson over and over. That way over-promises and under-delivers… which eventually results in discouragement, discontentment and emptiness.

So I ask the question again.

If all the energy we spent on chasing happiness was instead placed on intentionally getting to know Jesus as our closest and always accessible friend and confidant, what would the impact be on our attitude, outlook, and level of contentment?

I came to give you life abundant. I am joy. I am light. I am chain breaker. I am fountains of cascading hope. I am healer. I am love. I am peace. I am bread. I am streams of living water.  

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11: 28-30 Message

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