God is the happiest being in the universe? He is! Since he lives in you we have that potential too.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV)
How do I walk in this joy and happiness? Here are 3 things to consider. It will take practice. We don’t naturally walk in the fruits of the Holy Spirit. But these 3 things will help the joy of the Lord become your strength.
1st – Thank the Lord for What Is Not Going Well
Yes, I know it is a bad day but go ahead and thank God that his will is going to be done and you are going to have victory. The following verse says we must rejoice. We have to do it having faith that God is a big enough God to change things to our good. This step is going to take some discipline. Do it even if you don’t feel like it.
This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 (NLT)
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Philippians 4:4 (NLT)
2nd – Find Someone To Tell You When You are Not Being Thankful
Find someone who will be honest with you and tell you when you are complaining. Give them permission to call your attention to your behavior. This step will take much humility.
3rd – Find Something to Celebrate Every Day
Every night before you go to bed find something to genuinely tell God you are glad happened. No matter how bad your day was you can think of something to celebrate. If you have a dog I can guarantee that they were glad to see you. Thank God for your dog! As you shift into celebration mode it will help produce an attitude of gratitude which produces joy and happiness.
Let me know how you are doing in these 3 steps the next time I see you. Make sure you call me out if I am not doing these!