Much has been written about how one can find happiness and live their best life. It is also true that what makes one person happy is not necessarily the same thing that will make the other person happy.
Some look for happiness in various places and still can’t seem to find that level of comfort and peace so that they can live their best life. Today in this post I would like to share with you five quotes from EMB’s blog archive that hopefully will help you to find happiness and live your best in this life.
1. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
“Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are not a copy, you are an original. Craft your own individuality and sense of style and just be yourself.”
It is never a good thing to try to imitate what someone else is doing and making it your own. This eventually leads to frustration and instead of operating in faith, you operate in fear. You’ve got to craft your own strategy, develop your own unique style, be yourself but above all be who God created you to be.
2. Learn To Accept What Is
“Learn to accept what is and let go of the past in order for you to fully embrace and step into the now season of your life.”
Life can be looked at as a journey and along the way you will have seasons. The season that brings you trials and tribulations will sometimes test your faith beyond what you could have ever imagined. At times even when the season has passed, there is a tendency to hold on to the memories or the experiences which would lead to stagnation.
The key is to let go, accept the reality of the situation or its’ outcome and embrace what is to come that is, your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Focus on your goals and work towards achieving them.
3. Maintain The Right Attitude
“I believe things take a little longer to turn around and people stay longer than necessary in the valley of despair when there is failure to acknowledge the different emotions that come as a result of unfavorable conditions. Remember it’s not what happens to you but how you respond.”
Unpleasant experiences can either make you bitter or better. Key to your happiness is to acknowledge your own emotions and maintain the right posture and the right attitude. The focus should never be on what happened but the lesson that can be learned from going through such difficulties.
Valley experiences as painful as they may be at times are meant to help us to grow, become stronger and more grounded in the faith. They also teach us about forgiveness and the importance of learning to let go and forgive when others have done you wrong.
4. Remember God’s Presence Is Always Near
“God’s presence is always near even when your troubles makes it seem like He is far away.”
We must always see God’s hand in every situation and to understand the reason or the purpose for which He allows things in the first instance. Troubles may make it seem like He has turned His back on you, but He is closer than you could ever imagine.
Continue to abide in Him and He in you because it is in His presence you will find joy, peace and happiness and ultimately, being in His presence will make the trouble less painful and the process a lot easier to go through.
5. Watch For Your Stepping Stones – They Build Bridges
“What makes us strongest is not the absence of adversity but the presence some of the most grievous hurts, disappointments, hurts, trials and testings in life. These are the stepping stones that build bridges to cross into your destiny.”
Always be on the look out for your stepping stones that comes in the form of testings in life, disappointments and hurtful situations. Out of them all you are able to build your bridges that will push you into your purpose and your destiny.
Remember all things [good, not so good and the bad] work together for the good of those who love God and are the called according to His purpose.
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