I have found in the last 30 years of full time ministry that people want all the same things that I want. They want to be fulfilled in their marriages, their work, their families and most of all just in themselves. People are looking all over the place for “HAPPINESS.” For many people it looks like and they feel like HAPPINESS just seem to elude them and they are unfulfilled in their daily lives.
HAPPINESS AND PEACE have to come from WITHIN a person, not from outside sources. You must be happy on the inside in order to enjoy the things that come to us on the outside.
There are at least FOUR THINGS that we should include in our pursuit for HAPPINESS:
1. ATTITUDE: More than anything else, ATTITUDE DETERMINES whether a person is happy and fulfilled in their life. ATTITUDE is the difference maker in all of our lives.
2. RELATIONSHIPS: The planet is made up of over 6 BILLION people. Therefore we all have to learn how to get along with others effectively. The ability to communicate and relate to others will help us with every other aspect of life.
3. LEADERSHIP: Everything rises and falls on LEADERSHIP. This is measured in the amount of INFLUENCE you have with other people. Good positive influence will help everyone involved to become a better person including yourself.
4. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: This is what helps us to grow and become what GOD has designed us to be. We will never become what we are supposed to be without the help of other people in our lives.
Here’s the point, “It’s not what happens to people that makes the difference, it’s what happens in them that counts.”