GIVE TO BE HAPPY
If you insist on saving your life, you will lose it. Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live” (Mark 8:35 TLB).
God did NOT construct the universal balance so that happiness would come from accumulation of things such as status, salary, wealth, lust, or success. I have known many people who had some, most, or all of these things and were and are the most miserable people you will ever know.
Happiness comes from service. It comes from giving up one’s self. He designed you and me so that we are the happiest and most blessed when we are giving our life away to others. Why is it this way? Because that is what and who God is and what God is like. He wants us to be like Him!!
To have a happy heart, practice service and generosity continually. Jesus came to serve and give. He washed his disciple’s feet. He is what a servant leader is.
Two words: Serve and Give: What it means to follow and be like Jesus and in so doing we are so happy.
IF, we are not serving and giving, THEN, we are not following Jesus.
God’s universe = More we give out…..More God gives in. We give; blessings come in God’s formula.
In Philippians 2:17-18, Paul says, “Your faith makes you offer your lives as a sacrifice in serving God. If I have to offer my own blood with your sacrifice, I will be happy and full of joy with all of you. You also should be happy and full of joy with me” (NCV).
TWO (2) KEYS TO LIFELONG HAPPINES ARE SACRIFICE AND SERVING. FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL, SELL OUT AND GIVE GENEROUSLY ALL OF YOURSELF.
“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”