I saw the word, laying there on the page, calmly looking back at me. Happiness.
Immediately my heart sank a bit. Deep down, I wished I had more of that. Honestly, I desired to be happy – I just thought it was wrong of me to want it in a fallen world full of pain and starving people.
“So many of us are missing the pleasure of a life in Christ because we have long thought that happiness is mostly a self-centered pursuit.” – Jennifer Dukes Lee, The Happiness Dare
I also had a bad habit of focusing on my difficult circumstance and tended to let that perspective mold the shape of my day. What a hindrance.
But that’s what the enemy does. He wants us to think there is no hope. No way out. So don’t bother with trying because there’s no point – kind of despair.
“Many people, including me, need permission to be happy. We need to know that we are not at odds with the gospel if we seek authentic happiness. Happiness isn’t unholy. It’s gravely misunderstood.” – Jennifer Dukes Lee
When I realized I wasn’t the only one who had these thoughts, and who had lived far too long putting the answers on the back burner of life, some courage rose up in me and it overpowered the negative. I jumped into the journey of #thehappinessdare and haven’t looked back.
I have long desired to live wild and free within God’s bounds, like a child who dances in front of adults and doesn’t care. Like a child who easily gets over the argument and plays with her friend immediately. Like a child who doesn’t keep looking at the clock but if fully present where they are.
I found that there is much to learn from my children, and much to learn about what and who God delights in.
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Join us on the journey of learning what happiness really means, how to get it and keep it. It is not a selfish move, an impossible feat, or pointless.
You will find that you can access it right now, right where you are.
Go HERE to see yesterday’s vlog where I share one of my favorite yet simple things about #TheHappinessDare and how it has helped me.
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