Are you happy? I mean, REALLY happy? I’m not asking if you have the right attitude in life or if you believe in positivism. I’m not talking about that impression you try to maintain before people when you smile although you have no reason to. When nobody sees you, in the solitude of your bedroom, when you can be yourself, can you honestly say you are truly happy?
Some time ago, I said to God, “God, that idea that Christians are happy people is a lie. How is it that I am I your child, and I’m not happy?” Little did I know I didn’t possess the Holy Spirit. I wasn’t a true believer. Holding on to a false conversion, I felt like a hypocrite: “I must look happy…but I am not.”
Years later, after I was truly converted, I finally understood the meaning of true happiness, and why it is expected for Christians to be happy individuals. One cannot have by his side the most powerful being in the universe, who has totally transformed your heart, and keep feeling dead inside.
A true Christian might lose his job, get sick and lack many things and he’ll still be happy. He knows his life is safe in the hands of God. And I don’t mean that kind of noisy “happiness” that some people practice. I mean true happiness, which is the result of genuine peace.
While the people of this world fret because they don’t have the lastest gadget or the newest car, a child of God feels grateful for what God provides him, whether it is little or much, and it adds to his happiness.
A Christian has all the help he needs 24/7 and lives at peace. A Christian knows that even if the world crumbles, he’ll always be able to step onto the strong rock, who is Christ, and take refuge in Him.
A Christian sees in every problem an oportunity to be transformed a little more into the image of his Savior, Jesus. He know it’s an opportunity to increase his faith. A Christian feels his heart bursting with joy, and while others sings songs to this world, he only wants to sing the sweetest praises to his greatest love –the God that makes him incredibly happy…