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Happiness Is

| 1:15 MIN READ |

I would be happy if!

Two of our basic needs are significance and security. We need to know we matter, that there is purpose and value to our lives. We also need to know that we are accepted and valued. These are the things that fulfill us — that bring us true happiness.

The need for significance and security sometimes leads us down wrong paths — dead-end roads. We’re convinced that significance and security are the results of achieving a particular position in life, acquiring certain possessions in life, or becoming popular with people, only to be deeply disappointed.

The reality is, nothing on earth brings us the significance and security we’re looking and longing for. You’ll never arrive at the right destination if you take the wrong road. You’ll never find what you’re looking for if you’re shopping in the wrong place.

The prophet Isaiah asked probing questions that go to the very heart of our deepest needs in Isaiah 55:2 (CEV) “Why waste your money on what really isn’t food? Why work hard for something that doesn’t satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and you will enjoy the very best foods.”

This verse reminds us there’s only one thing worth pursuing — a personal relationship with God! We find true happiness there!

Pastor Dale