If you have EVERYTHING in life … do you know that you can still be UNHAPPY?
If you have a great big mansion; a fancy car or multiple cars; servants’ quarters; money in the bank; go on great vacations; children have all done well; a great marriage etc …there is a huge chance that you can still be unhappy. True happiness doesn’t consist of the things you own… But it’s really dependent on the positive thoughts and the peace within that consumes your mind each passing day.
Ecclesiastes 2: 5-11 says, “I planted gardens, and I made parks. I planted all kinds of fruit trees. I made pools of water for myself, and I used them to water my growing trees. I bought men and women slaves, and there were slaves born in my house. I owned many great things. I had herds of cattle and flocks of sheep. I owned more things than any other person in Jerusalem did. I also gathered silver and gold for myself. I took treasures from kings and their nations. I had men and women singing for me. I had everything any man could want. I became very rich and famous. I was greater than anyone who lived in Jerusalem before me. My wisdom was always there to help me. Anything my eyes saw and wanted, I got for myself. My mind was pleased with everything I did. And this happiness was the reward for all my hard work. But then I looked at everything I had done and the wealth I had gained.
I decided it was all a waste of time! It was like trying to catch the wind. There is nothing to gain from anything we do in this life.”
These words were written by the wisest man that ever lived – King Solomon
Our thought pattern determines the level of happiness we would each enjoy. What we meditate on brings us the most happiness or the saddest moments of our lives. Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be happy. When God is all you have, then that is all you need. It’s important to remember that we brought nothing in this world, and when we die we will leave everything behind.
Finally, you can find: Happiness; Peace; Joy; Contentment; Fulfillment; Eternal Life in Jesus Christ. He’s the real source of all we need. If we lose every earthly possession like Job, we can confidently say, ‘Yet ….will I trust God’, because honestly we can only find true lasting contentment in Him.