Do you know anyone who is dominated by unhappiness and dissatisfaction and is constantly blaming their circumstances on other people? We often think that if we could just have–(fill in the blank)–we’d be happy! So, we waste our life painfully enduring the present, striving and scraping, while we wait for happiness to happen. However, the truth is that we’ll never be satisfied until we’re close to God. WE can’t satisfy anyone else and no one else can ever satisfy us. No sweetheart, spouse, child, parent, friend, grandparent, grandchild, business associate, pop star, political bigwig, millionaire–or ANY person or thing will EVER satisfy us!

People are sinners just like we are and we ALL fail each other. But–God never fails and He never sins. He is perfect and gives us everything we need and more than we ever imagined. WE are not the source of satisfaction and WE should not try to be to others what only GOD is. Nor, should we place that unfair expectation on anyone else!

When we get close to God, He grows the deeply satisfying fruits of HIS Spirit within us.

He becomes our most prized possession.

After all, money can’t buy love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness–right? (Galatians‬ ‭5:22) We can’t buy true happiness because it belongs to God and He’s not for sale. We don’t possess it unless we’re close to Him. We get close to God by pruning out what keeps us from bearing His fruit. Then, He enriches our soul. We relish the present. We don’t need to try to make other people happy; instead, we show them what it looks like. Jesus said, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (‭John‬ ‭15:5‬) God is our richest friend!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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