Wednesday Wisdom: Thoughts about Joy & Happiness in Life
Joy is an emotion that is rooted in our connection to God. We cannot find our source of joy in events or in good things happening instead of bad things. Our joy cannot be dependent on how successful our ministry appears or if we’re excellent at work life balance. Those are great things, but not things meant to be the center of our happiness. We have no control over those. Joy is not rooted in circumstances but in a relationship with God. Below are some more quotes of encouragement about joy and happiness.
8 Thoughts about Joy & Happiness:
It’s safe to assume that if there is one thing we all want in life, it is to be happy.
The pursuit of happiness drives us.
Beyond happiness is something much deeper and more lasting – joy.
Happiness is dependent on people, things, and events outside ourselves being positive, pleasurable, and desirable.
Joy is internal not external. Joy arises from within.
Joy is not dependent on things going right in the outside arena of life circumstances.
Joy is an attitude. Happiness is an emotion.
If you’re only happy when things are going your way, you’ll be unhappy much of your life.