It was called Choosing Joy. It was about having a joyful countenance…CHOOSING to have a joyful countenance. Joy has nothing to do with one’s age, job, bank account, looks, education, location, spouse, children or circumstances. Joy is a choice.
I stopped and paused. I asked God to help me be joyful yesterday, no matter what.
Being joyful is not a fake happiness. It’s choosing to see the positive side of a situation. Joy comes from within. In thinking about it more, it’s choosing to put one’s confidence in God–trusting Him to work, trusting Him as He’s in charge, and that He can handle what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen. HE is the foundation of joy.
And surprisingly enough, yesterday was a joy-filled day! I chose joy in the most painful mammogram I’ve had thus far. I chose joy handling a somewhat difficult situation. I found joy picking up our new Mission of Hope shirts! I found joy in having lunch with Bill. I found joy picking up Zach from school and hearing about his day. I found joy in being a mom and wife yesterday…to the most amazing kids in the world and to the greatest husband on the planet. 🙂 I could go on…but I won’t.
Will you choose to be joyful today with me, no matter what we may be going through? I’m going for day 2, trusting God in ALL my circumstances, and CHOOSING joy….
I will share again with you soon on my joyful journey!
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