People pursue happiness in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. The results are:
- People never find lasting happiness
- People hurt themselves and others in the pursuit of happiness
- People get sadder rather than happier
- People give up the pursuit/hope.
Does that ring true for you? It certainly does for me. In my teens and early twenties I pursued happiness in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. I never found lasting happiness, I hurt myself and others in the process, I got sadder rather than happier, and I almost gave up hope of ever finding happiness.
Thankfully, God, in his great mercy and love, saved me from this and turned me to himself and I have found the greatest happiness in God, even in the midst of some painful events and trying times. I thought about telling you more of my story to illustrate, but let’s leave that for another time and let God tell you his story in Proverbs 3:13-20. His narrative of the emotional benefits of Wisdom (who is Christ), is far more persuasive than mine. Let’s discover God’s way to true and lasting happiness.