Some think that the Bible is an old and outdated book that offers little help for us today. However, if you want to be happy, not just happy but joyful and blessed, you need to read the Bible. The Author of the Bible is God, and He created us. Surely, He is the one who knows and teaches us how we can achieve this.
It is sad that many people mistakenly believe that money will bring them lasting happiness. However, many who have taken this path will soon realise that they are on the wrong road toward happiness.
The key to happiness is not money, but contentment and our contentment must be coupled with godliness. Contentment is not about laying on our beds all day because we are “content” with our lives. Godly contentment means that you have put your trust and confidence in God, that He will provide all your needs. It is the confidence that after you have done your best, God will do the rest.
“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” I Timothy 6:6-7.
If you put your trust in God you will soon feel happy and joyful being content with your life, this will give you peace.
When we look at others, it is very easy to notice the things that we lack instead of appreciating the things that we have. You can never win the “compare game.” If you consider yourself superior to others, you will feel ignorantly proud of yourself. On the other hand, you will find yourself bitter and sad if you find yourself inferior to others.
God does not determine your value through the life of others. Thankfully for us, He does not use other people to measure our character. So why do you have to compare yourself to others? We are unique, and we have our own advantages and disadvantages. We all experience life in different ways.
“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” II Corinthians 10:12.
Instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to yourself. Compete with yourself striving to be a better person each and every day by reading the Bible and following God’s commandments.
“What does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and love Him. To serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” Deuteronomy 10:12
“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments” I John 5:3.
Open the Bible and read it, will soon see how blessed your life can become.