The other day whilst asking God on what my next week’s blog should be about, I was a bit conflicted about what He told me to write about. Only because its another topic which hits home. Be happy for others even if they get what you want.
It is quite hard to be happy for someone who has that car you want, got that place at the University you dreamt of, has the life you think you want and all sorts. I had to examine my heart if I really mean it when I say to a friend or family member: I am happy for you! They are easy words to say but hard to mean.
So I prayed for God to strengthen me..to just rest in the moment of being happy for others. Not pout about when it will be my turn or time-but just be happy for others. Truly and honestly happy for someone-no strings attached. This is something I want to be disciplined in for the rest of my life. What if I do not end up getting what I think I want? Am I going to pout and hate others or ask God for redirection? For all, I know maybe what I have been praying or hoping for is not part of His will for me.
There is so much joy in being happy for others without thinking…What about me? Try it, it will totally change your life.
1 Peter 4:8-9~Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 John 3:18~
Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.