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Happiness

January 6, 2010

A simple word… that we all dream about… that we all long for… that we all think we can get if we just try a little harder… and I’m  not talking about sleep. (Though, in a lot of ways, that would apply here as well… )

Happiness.

Isn’t it true that happiness always seems a little further away then we can reach?

Doesn’t it seem that when we attain our goal, the one we were sure would bring us happiness, we tend to be disappointed, discontent, and have to set out on a new course. A course that will surely bring us happiness?

Why does that happen?

Because we have the wrong goal.

Don’t get me wrong, happiness is great; but it’s never to be the ultimate goal. It’s a by-product, an awesome result of us attaining the highest goal. When our goal is the happiness, we fulfill what Kierkegaard said: “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”

But when we pursue right goals, the happiness, the pleasure, the relief is real, and right in front of us the whole time.

So, what goals are you chasing after? Paul only had two, but they were good ones to say the least

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of  knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Philippians 3.8-11

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sharon Taylor permalink
    January 10, 2010 7:30 am

    What happened to the teams, guys!? I’m disappointed that Philly didn’t beat Dallas. So onto the next games today. Go Patriots. Hope Brady is up to the task.

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