Seeking Joy In Our Lives
During this time of constant busyness and chaos, we find it easy to focus on all the difficulties and hardships life brings us, but today, I want us to “intentionally focus” on finding something joyful in our day.
For some, this may be found in the smallest of places, while others may find this to be easy. It does not matter how easy or hard you may need to look, my question is this, will you join me in pledging to live intentional while seeking something joyful in your day?
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…” James 1:2 (NIV)
It is my desire to start a trend where we daily seek to find some joy in our lives, even if we are living in amid our darkest of times.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 (NIV)
We can all agree that life is hard most of the time and unfortunately, we can easily focus on those hardships, but God shows us in both James and Romans that we have a reason to be joyful, even while living in the midst of some of our hardest of times.
There is a key to finding joy when we are having difficulties because of the darkness we may be living in.
The key is to retrain ourselves to “live intentional” while looking for the joyous moments in our lives.
By doing this, we will be able find the power to disregard the negativity while seeking to live a more positive and intentional life.
My friend, I know how hard life can get and how dark it can appear at times, but I want you to know, you are important and you deserve to be happy no matter how hard life has you knocked down.
Take some time today to intentionally and purposely look for something which makes you happy. When you find it, cling to it, be thankful for it, and do not allow anyone to take it from you.
My Friend, make the time to find your joy today!
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I would love to share in your joyful moments. We often rally around those who are in the midst of hard times but often forget to share in the joyous moments too. Today, I want to share in your joyful moment and be thankful along beside you if you will have me.