Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials, know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Life is at times a bit overwhelming.
Especially in the hard times, the times when you are doing good just to survive. Oh, it’s easy to be joyful when everything is going your way, when you get a new outfit, or awesome hair day and your going shopping with your friends, of course, it’s it is easy to be joyful.
But what about those times, when God calls you to go through a valley or to do something you just don’t want to do. You, as a Christian are called to be joyful.
David rejoiced always, did that mean he didn’t feel sorrow or pain? No, of course not. Psalms 51 shows us that defiantly David suffered, and struggled, but he couldn’t stay in his sorrow, he came out rejoicing always.
A couple days ago, I miss out on going out with my friends, you don’t know how badly I wanted to go, but since my dad has his own business, and he needed me for that day, I had to go.
Now there’s two ways you can look at this, as an opportunity to show obedience, or complain until I get my way…which never really works…L Let me tell you, I was not happy!
You have two ask yourself what’s more important? Hanging out with friends or helping Dad? This is perfect timing to practice Joy!
So, I went to help my dad that day, with a smile on my face. And sometimes you just gotta fake it till ya make it.
Do you make it a point to practice joyfulness? Joyfulness vs. Self pity. Maintaining a GOOD ATTITUDE, even when faced with unpleasant conditions.
And whether our tomorrow’s be filled with good or ill, we will triumph through our sorrow and rise to bless you still. Joy is a battle of the will and a heart issue.
We are Christians, we are to be a joyful people.
Encourage joyfulness in your house by playing upbeat cheerful music.
Look for good in all things.
Smile for no reason other then the fact that you are a Christian, remain positive, never forgetting by whom we were made.