The most miserable Christians I’ve met are those who live with a foot in both worlds. They attempt to qualify their living of life by hedging their bets. They have one eye on heaven and one on earth. They call on the name of Christ, but they still try to find their security, satisfaction, pleasure, or fulfillment from this world. And they’re not happy.
We will continually straddle the fence when we are not absolutely convinced that God alone is good. And we will not be able to turn away from all the other “things” that promise joy but deliver sorrow. We should never dare to imagine that there is even a hint of good apart from God and his will for our lives.
The only way to have joy is to say a full “Yes” to God. Which means saying “No” to the world. So, choose today whom you will serve (Joshua 24:15) Look to God and his will for every good gift in your life. Live life with the realization that “The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.” (Psalm 16:5) Refuse to let this world corrupt you and thereby strip His joy from you .
The truth is that half-hearted Christians are never happy Christians. Place your Hope in God, don’t run after other gods, trust Him, have faith in His Word, walk in His Spirit and have great joy in Him !
- Isaiah 12; 48:22
- Joshua 1:8
- Habakkuk 3:17-19
- Psalm 37:3-6; 23-24
- Proverbs 29:18
- Luke 16:13