It's not the way your body looks, your hair color or if you have the latest style of clothes. It's not your bank account or a big luxurious home. It's not your status in society or how many likes and follows you get on social media... in fact, none of these will bring you real happiness, joy or fulfillment. None of these will fill your soul.
You will not find real happiness in the temporary bursts of pleasure (dopamine)and you will not find it in the results of long-term hard work. In fact, when you do reach these long term goals, you may very well enjoy them and they may very well benefit or enhance your life in some way, but they will not guarantee your happiness or fill your internal void.
The truth is, the only way to true happiness and fulfillment is through God.
The only way to true happiness and fulfillment is to follow the way in which He laid for us.
Many of us are unsure of what that really looks like because the spirituality and churches of this modern day have forgotten and corrupted the way of Christ. Many churches are now preaching prosperity and have morphed into the self-help industry in a way that has created a delusion, counterfeit Christianity turning them away from the one and only true God and the one true way to a Christian life.
How To Initiate Happiness
1. Stop Seeking It From Outside Sources.
Fast from buying junk, spending unnecessary money, consuming junk food, coloring your hair, wearing excess make-up, following all the latest trends, etc
In some sense, remove yourself from the world.
2. Repent ask for forgiveness
We all have a past that has brought us internal shame, guilt or hardship. The only way to feel true forgiveness and to soften your heart is to repent (ask for Gods forgiveness) preferably in detail with a witness in site and also, if needed, ask for forgiveness from anyone you have hurt that weighs on your heart, mind and soul.
3. Turn Away From Your Sins be baptized
In order to reconnect fully with God again you must turn away from the sins you have committed and begin again in a new spirit. Committing to take on a new life and take consistent discipled steps to not repeat the sins that separated you from God in the first place resulting in unhappiness and unfulfillment.
4. Learn His Commands and Return To The World Within His Will
Once you have done the above and have re-entered the world as a new you, continue to grow through Him and consciously act in His will and His commands.
"Whether you eat therefore or drink, or if you do anything, you shall do everything for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31
"By this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome, because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world:..." 1 John 5:3
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