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How To Be The Happiest Person On Earth

February 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Happy 2All of us have a desire to be happy, but happiness can mean different things to different people.

Some equate being happy with having pleasure, but, while having pleasurable moments can certainly add to an overall feeling of happiness, pursuing pleasure as a way of achieving happiness will ultimately fail. Just ask anyone who’s tried it, from the adulterer to the drug addict. Their stories, so full of heartache, sorrow, and loss, never paint a picture of happiness.

If having pleasure isn’t an adequate definition of happiness, then what is? Christian theologian, R. C. Sproul, in a recent blog article, defined happiness as “the state of inner delight, blessedness, and contentment.”

I would agree with this definition because I believe true happiness can only be found in the presence of God, and this is where we find our delight, feel most blessed, and know contentment.

Psalm 4:7 “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.”

Psalm 16:11 “You have made known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

How can you be the happiest person on earth? Instead of pursuing pleasure, pursue His presence.

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