Friday, June 11, 2010
One day, one friend asked another, “How is it that you are always so happy, you have so much energy, and you never seem to get down?”
With her eyes smiling, she said, “I know the Secret!”
“What secret is that?”
To which she replied, “I’ll tell you all about it, but you have to promise to share the Secret with others. The Secret is this: I have learned there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to His riches. I have learned most of the time I don’t need half of what I think I do. He has never let me down. Since I learned that Secret I am happy.”
The questioner’s first thought was, That is too simple! But upon reflecting over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger house would make her happy, but it didn’t! She thought a better paying job would make her happy, but it hadn’t! When did she realize her greatest happiness? While sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a story, a simple gift from God brought her true happiness!
Now you know the Secret too! We can’t depend on people or things to make us happy. Only God in His wisdom can do that. Trust Him! He will never let you down.
Posted by Tom Stanford