The Search for Happiness

Finding true happiness apart from fulfilling service in Jesus’ name is as impossible as finding a black palomino. Our society tends to cause a person to turn inward rather than turning loose. Doing so results in stagnation rather than flowing with life. Created to give of ourselves, many have instead become emotional statuary looking for a pedestal. Remember, a faith that works is a faith that works.

A servant temperament more than any other makes for a productive person. When this beautiful principle is elevated to apply to our Lord, it takes on an even greater meaning.

The more we depend on the Lord, the more dependable we find Him to be. The more dependable we find Him to be, the more we depend on him. The breakdown is that we want Him to prove Himself dependable before we depend upon Him. That is like saying to a stove you give me heat and then I will give you fuel.

Focus on who He is.

He is not a rabbit’s foot to rub for good luck.

He is not a spare tire to be used when all else fails.

He is not a parachute to enable us to bail out when we are about to crash.

He is not a humorist to entertain us in our melancholy moments.

He is our Lord and Master.

An athlete would not call a person coach and not run the plays he calls.

An employee would not call a person boss and not obey his will.

A soldier would not call a person commander and not do his will.

Jesus said, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46) Consider that as if He is presently asking you that question.

Albert Schweitzer, a lettered man with a servant temperament, said, “The only ones among us who will be really happy are those who will have found how to serve.”  

Have you found it? If not, are you willing to look for it – starting now?

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1)