Our happiness largely depends on our beliefs. What we believe about ourselves, our past, others, and etc. has a huge impact on the amount of happiness that we have. If we believe that our past dictates our future then we will never be any happier than we have been in the past. If we believe that we are a victim or less than in any way then we are not going to be happy. If we believe that the way that others treat us is how we deserve to be treated then we will not be happy. The way that we believe about ourselves is the kind of life that we will have. We will never be able to be truly happy until we accept and love ourselves unconditionally. We have to get in alignment with what God says about us and not what the enemy has put in our head about ourselves.
Do you believe that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God? Do you know that you are loved and accepted just as you are by God? Do you know that God has a good plan for your life, even though, you are the mess that you are right now? Do you believe that when he looks at you he does not see all your faults, wrongs, or failures, and that all he sees is the goodness of your heart? Do you believe that you are forgiven and should not carry guilt? We have to know, that we know, that we know that, God is for us and not against. That he loves us despite our issues. That he loves us unconditionally. And that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. Not even satan can come between that love. We have to know that God created us just as he wanted us to be and that he created a masterpiece. Do you know that every part of who you are is of value to God? Only when we truly believe these truths will our happiness and peace be able to grow.
Our happiness can be derailed by the beliefs that we have formed about ourselves from our past experiences. If you formed a belief that something is wrong with you because of something that was done to you in the past then you will not experience true happiness. If you have formed a belief that you are a bad person because of something that you did in the past then you will not be able to be happy. If you formed a belief that you deserve to have less than the best in life then you will not be able to have the best. The bible tells us that when we come to Christ that the old has passed away and all things are brand new. It also tells us that our former selves died with Christ and a new thing has been birthed. We can not change what has happened but we can lay it to rest by putting it behind us and stepping into the new life that is available to us. We have the opportunity and the power to make our future much better than our past when we put the past behind us, as a distant memory, letting go of all of the baggage.
If we base our worth and value on what others think of us then we will not be able to be happy. It is said that 10% of people will not like you no matter what you do. We can not live our life trying to be who others want us to be. We can not be happy when we focus on trying to please others. Not everyone is going to like or agree with you and that is okay. We all have different opinions and perspectives on things and that doesn’t make them right and you wrong nor does it make you right and them wrong. We can have our opinions and we do percieve things differently and it is all okay. Just because I may not like or agree with you does not mean that I do not like you as a person. We can not base our worth and value on what others think. And if we lack worth and value we will lack happiness.
Our happiness starts with our belief of ourselves. The things that we want in life can only add temporary happiness. True happiness starts within ourselves. When we start to experience lack of happiness we must first ask ourselves what are we lacking within our heart. What core values are not being met. So before you start to chase happiness by buying things to fill the void ask yourself what you are lacking within and what you can do to change that. Start reading the truths of who you are, who you were created by and the immense love he has for you, and the promises of the life that is available to you. Sometimes we find the answers to our problems are right at our own fingertips.