Many people actually believe that life should be a long party.
Good times. Happy times. A real life.
Well, wake up.
The Pursuit of Happiness is just that, a pursuit. Happiness is a fleeting experience. It doesn’t stay for long. It comes and goes. It is mostly an emotional reaction brought about by favorable circumstances that once in a while manage to show up.
Thus, the following happens:
- People don’t have jobs, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They’re single, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They don’t have kids, they’re unhappy and complain.
So they cry out, “We have no life.”
- They have jobs, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They’re married, they’re unhappy and complain.
- They have kids, they’re unhappy and complain.
So they cry out again, “We have no life.”
What is the problem?
They forget that life’s anchor is love, not happiness. And that love is not a goosebumpsy feeling or emotion.
To love is to do the right thing, to fulfill one’s duties, to sacrificially give of oneself, and to selflessly help others – even when it hurts and doesn’t feel right.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
If you believe you have no life because of your unhappiness, you need a Heart Adjustment.