Many people do not realize it but the old adage that says, “It is better to give than receive,” is very much true. If all we do is go through life with a consuming mindset we run the risk of never being satisfied. Our hearts will yearn for more and more in hopes that the next new thing will renew our sense of joy.
The problem with a consumers mindset is that it leads us to crave bigger, better, and newer. And, the feelings that bigger, better, newer invoke are only temporary. The feeling is fleeting. Continue reading
We often mistake happiness with joy.
Biblically speaking, happiness is a temporary feeling, joy is a permanent position.We are prone to fall for the short term emotion, and that usually keeps us from growing.
Happiness will get us through a day or two, Joy will get us through anything. Happiness can be taken from you, Joy refuses to leave. Continue reading
Our emotions are given to us by God. The spectrum our emotions cover is incredible.
We may be completely overjoyed that expressive words pour out of us, or we may be so crushed with despair that words fail us. Most days we won’t find ourselves at those extremes. Somewhere in the middle is where we live. Depending on our personalities and circumstances we may deal with our emotions in different ways. Emotions are powerful, they can give us hope or they can deflate us. Continue reading