This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Peace I leave with you; my Peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27 (NIV)
God has given us the gift of happiness. We can choose to be happy and rejoice in the Lord even though our circumstances may seem to be depressing and hopeless. We've got to live one day at a time. By the Holy Spirit’s strength, we choose to begin enjoying our lives right now. Then we can enjoy our lives with our family, friends, health and job. I want you to enjoy everything in your life because God has given you every good and perfect gift to enjoy.
It is a simple but profound truth: Happiness is a choice. You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect with your family or your friends. You don’t have to miss happiness until you lose weight, break a displeasing habit, or accomplish your goals. You’ve got to choose to be happy Now in Here, even if you don’t feel like it. Then the Lord will gradually change your feelings as you think happy thoughts and thank God for every experience because you know he designed it to help you grow spiritually.
You might as well choose to be happy and enjoy your life! When you do that, not only will you feel better, but your faith will cause God to work wonders.
To be happy, you must learn to live Now, one day at a time. You must be thankful for everything God allows in your life because you know He will bring good out of even the worst things. You must make the most of the moment and thank him for it.
It is good to set goals, but if you’re always living in the future, you won’t enjoy your present life the way God wants you to do. We need to understand that God gives us the grace we need to live one day at a time. That is why Jesus said, “. . . why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor of spin. Yet, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” If that is how God clothes the grass of the field which is here today and gone tomorrow, then you need not worry about tomorrow.
Learn to live one day at a time. By an act of your will choose to begin enjoying your life right now. Learn to enjoy your family, friends, health, and school or job. Enjoy everything in your life. Happiness is a decision you make not an emotion you feel. God gives us His peace on the inside but it’s up to us to draw on His supernatural peace. Happiness is your choice.
Life is too short not to enjoy every single day.