Happiness is good! When we are filled with joy, we are seeing all of the positives that exist in our life. We are seeing the possibilities of life, the truth of love, and the energy that sustains us. But there has been a huge misunderstanding around happiness. It seems to me that people are walking around this world believing that the Spirit does not want them to be happy. There are so many people that believe that they are supposed to suffer in order to please God. If God desires bad for his people, then He cannot be good. If God desires only good for His people then He must be only good. God is love and He displays only that which is a part of him. Therefore, he cannot want bad things for people for love is only good. He can only want good things.
Your function, my function, is to be a God's child. Salvation is our only real function and salvation is peace and happiness. Therefore, happiness is one and the same with our function. We are only truly happy when we embrace the truth that happiness is what God wants for us. We are only truly fulfilled when we realize that there is a dichotomy of good and evil but it plays out as the dichotomy between love and fear, between God and the ego. I believe that much of our stress about who we are supposed to be rests in the illusion that we are to be more than saved in order to be happy.
What if you went through today realizing that your function is to live in joy because those who are saved know joy as a part of their very being? What if you realized that good is happiness and evil is fear and negative emotion? How would that change your perspective? Your ego is constantly fighting with the Spirit within you about what your function is and whether you "deserve" to be happy. The ego would have you believe the illusion that circumstances will create your happiness. And yet, the ego strives to provide only circumstances that would fall short of the definition of happiness. But the Spirit within you knows that joy comes from embracing your purpose. Your purpose is to be saved and to save others. Your purpose is to be happy and bring happiness to others. Everything else that you do is simply an extension of that purpose.
We never know how long we have with the people around us. Let's focus today on fulfilling our function of bringing happiness to ourselves and to others!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Fellow Happiness Creator
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.