I am overly obsessed with being happy. I wake up one day focusing on what I don’t have and that makes me unhappy. So, I spend time trying to figure out how to be happy. What things will make me happier? How can I get certain things back into my life and routine to make me happy? How can I avoid certain other situations to make me happy? I am learning (emphasis on in process of…) that I am asking the wrong questions about the wrong topic.
I am in no way saying I have figured it out. Actually that is why I am bringing the discussion here. Here’s what I am wondering – What if God is less concerned with our happiness and more concerned with our holiness? What if that holiness is directly tied to our joy and joy is way more fulfilling than happiness could ever be?