I have heard it said that we are to do, "Whatever makes you happy." Is this true? Do we even question it? I think it is true. Problem is, I do not know what makes me happy much of the time. I know what makes me feel good. Often, that is escape or avoidance. Neither builds a solid person. Solid people are happy.
True happiness comes from within. It is not based on what my environment is doing ("I'm bored" "If it feels good, do it." "Shop till you drop.") True happiness is based on whether or not I am in sync with the "me" God made and loved into existence. God resides in that "me."
You say, "I am allowed to do anything" —but not everything is good for you. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"—but not everything is beneficial. Don't be concerned for your own good but for the good of others….whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24, 31b (NLT)
In order to be truly happy no matter what is going on, we must follow the person who wants our ultimate happiness and knows how to find it – Jesus. True, the bad news of our need to change must precede the good news of our happiness. But happiness is what the Master is directing us towards.
My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. Jesus in John 10:10b (NLT)
How are you (with God's help) going to make yourself truly happy today?