I’ve noticed that when someone around me is unhappy, it’s so easy to let that person’s attitude bring me down. That doesn’t end well, because if everyone gets upset, everyone ends up irritating one another. Then, just because one person was in a bad mood, suddenly all those around that person are in a bad mood.
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. – Proverbs 12:25
Thats not the way things should be! No matter what those around me are doing, I should be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. As a Christian, I should be the one setting the temperature so that others around me become happier.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. – Ephesians 4:29
Always lifting others up simply by my presence is something I want to strive for. I don’t want everyone to know my problems, I want to focus on the good!
The only way to always be joyful is with the Holy Spirit in control. I can’t always be joyful by relying on my human self. But with God on my side, I can bring joy everywhere.
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Do you know that God is living within you? If not, please contact me and I will tell you how you can always be joyful.
Do you strive to bring joy?