“I want to be happy.” Who has not desired this phantom? But we must understand that the quickest route to unhappiness is to make happiness that which we seek. What we are to seek is obedience to Christ. We will find happiness and contentment in doing what we are commanded to do. When we obey the command of the Gospel, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ”, what joy we have. When we do what we know we should do, what contentment there is, even if the circumstances remain difficult. The Lord said to His disciples in John 13:17, “If ye know these things, happy are ye if you do them.” Don’t seek happiness, seek obedience! True happiness will arise from that.
-Todd Nibert, pastor of Todd’s Road Grace Church, Lexington, KY, USA