Today my lesson was on righteous living. I was really on a roll when I was planning it, and had a lot of great notes and scripture verses. But apparently the girls in my class were also feeling the post-holiday malaise. So, yeah, the interest level was a little low. Teaching teenagers is so different from little kids. Soooo out of my comfort zone.
Yes. God wants you to be happy. But the happiness you feel from sin is counterfeit happiness. It is temporary, it is fleeting, it lasts only for a moment. Only God is the author of true joy, and everything that God creates is eternal and everlasting.
How do you find true, lasting happiness? It is not in doing as you please. There must be a law, (hmm... theres an idea for another post!) and that law is God's law. There is no greater happiness in this world than knowing that you are following the path that God has chosen for you. He knows better than you what will bring you lasting happiness. He wants you to feel happiness, and will provide that for you as you become the woman/man that God knows you can be.
So here's your challenge (ahem, my challenge to myself, but you are welcome to join):
If you are feeling low in some way (specifically guilt or lack of self worth), examine your life to see if there is somewhere you can repent and improve. I'm not suggesting you are committing any major sins, but we all have something that we can improve on and this improvement will also increase our happiness, dignity, and self-worth.