You do NOT have a right to be happy!
You DO have a right to pursue happiness, however; so it is up to you to be happy. So, how can you be happy?
Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is about your focus. If you hear negative news all the time, what will you start to think? If you are more optimistic about things, you will start to think positively, talk positively and act positively…and you’ll be more fun to be around, and you’ll have more fun too. It is contagious!
But, Haven, you say…the world is falling apart; how can you be optimistic in all this muck and mire? Is the world really falling apart? How do you really know?
You all have heard about the so-called Man-made Global Warming Catastrophe and the fear of a worldwide crisis. Those supporting this idea say there is a scientific consensus; there is not and those scientist pushing the hoax have been shown to have doctored the information to suit thier personal agendas. But this scares people! They have been claiming the world’s end for decades; in the 70’s, our doom was to be an ice-age. Historically, the climate temperatures do in fact naturally go up and down about every 25 years or so, and it is currently cooler than the temperatures we have had in the past couple decades. Polar caps change; they always have. It is all part of solar cycles…its a normal God-created thing.
So, why the fear? Why the worry? …and does all this “worry stuff” make you happy? Do you just want to stay in bed, pull the covers over your head and tune out?
Throughout history, every crisis has birthed innovation and new discovery; what made these people create these other options? What made people look beyond the acute problem immediately facing them? Was it a belief in what they could do? Maybe it was a belief in WHO created them and that they too might be creative enough to work through a problem. Notice I said: WORK THROUGH A PROBLEM. This is the difference…attitude & focus to move forward…that they could achieve results.
It was the FOCUS on the fact that THEY could do something! That they had God-given abilities to do something…it got them out of bed in the morning and to rise above any problems.
WORKING THROUGH A PROBLEM is not about “not having any problems”…it is about not letting the problems control you, but YOU control the problem. Problems are opportunities to excel in something, to have achievement and reach innovative solution. They are not to be feared, but to be conquered!
I have VERY good news for you…you are created to do amazing things, and YOU have already been granted God-given abilities to be creative!