Happiness is a choice. Life constantly pulls you down, but you have to consciously make the choice to be happy.
What makes you happy? What will keep you happy? Wilful focus on the positives is expressed in the following verse:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Phil 4:8).
What is your choice today? Just a few verses earlier in v.4, the instruction is given to “rejoice in the Lord.” Again, it is a command to take action.
You don’t have much choices regarding the difficulties of life. But we clearly have a choice regarding our happiness.
Choose to be happy today by focusing on what is true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy.
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Alexi George is a pastor, teacher, and writer. He is devoted to helping people live their potential.
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