Do you know what makes you happy? Maybe you have forgotten or just don’t do enough of it on a daily basis. If you are anything like me, more times than not, I choose productivity over the things that make me happy. Of course, it is not all wrong but if you tip the scales too far one way it just might be.
Can you name ten things that make you happy? How many of them have you done this week?
Sometimes we can be so darn productive or get caught in the web of perfections we forget how to have fun! I don’t know about you, but I think maybe I have forgotten the art of having fun.
Don’t get me wrong; I love being productive and pursuing my passion for helping others. It brings me great joy, but it is easy to get out of balance.
Last week on the blog I talked about setting spiritual goals, and I have to admit I am struggling with the words God has chosen to put on my heart for 2018.
My word for the year is “JOY!”
The words make no sense to my human brain. By nature, I am a pretty optimistic person. When faced with profound sorrow or unexpected difficult circumstances, more times than not, I seek joy. The kind of joy which only comes from God.
Through great work, I have learned how to embrace both joy and pain at the same moment. Yes, two conflicting feelings can be true at the same time.
So why would God choose “joy” for me? Well, I am not entirely sure but that is why he is God, and I am not.
My hunch is he wants me to – Let Go and Enjoy Life More. Yes, it feels a bit selfish and not very noble to set out for fun as a spiritual goal. However, I had the best time the other day when I turned the music loud, sang in my out of tune voice, and danced with the Lord.
God can be pretty fun!
Verses on Joy
He will once again fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the lyre,
O God, my God.
… For the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Maybe you don’t set spiritual goals or joy is not your word for the year. I still want to challenge you and ask,
Do you know what makes you happy?
Do you add enough of things that make you happy in your daily life?
If you are struggling with the answer, maybe you too need a little more “joy” added to your daily life. I would love to hear what makes you happy or what you choose as your word for the year. Let’s embrace our “God Goals” together and have some fun. Click here if you want to go back to the post on Spiritual Goals.