Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happiness Is a Choice

DRF—This is an aphorism that I learned while in seminary in the 1980s but the truth is the same today. Frank Minirth and Paul Meier wrote a small book with this title and many have used the phrase.

All of us have plenty of headaches and challenges in life. These range from minor hassles to major crises. Our opportunity is to work through the challenges and accept the pain. Pain is not the enemy here. The enemy is discontent with ourselves, others and God. The goal is finding contentment in the good times and the bad times.

We choose to work through issues and assert that our happiness is a choice. I may be in a tough place in life, but I can be content with God through it.