One of the greatest lessons I have discovered and continue to learn everyday is that Happiness is truly a choice. Most people think that Happiness is something only a small percentage of people on this earth are fortunate to have, but the reality is that all of us can be happy right now despite whatever circumstances we may be in.
The other day I was thinking about one of my favorite movies, “The Pursuit of Happiness”, and how the main character played by Will Smith, remained encouraged and motivated throughout his journey despite literally having all odds stacked against him. That was because of his mindset. It then occurred to me that Happiness isn’t about the all superficial things we place value on but really about how we think. Our mindsets dictate our happiness. A positive mindset alone can make such a huge impact on a person’s well-being…that’s how powerful the mind is.
In the word, God talks about how what we think is very crucial in how our lives play out. NCV Proverbs 4:23 says “Be Careful what you think because your thoughts run your life”. Matthew 15:11 says “It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth”. And my favorite, Proverbs 18:21 says Life & Death are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”.
There’s a consistent theme in all these verses. We are in control of how our lives by what we say about ourselves and how we think about our circumstances. It is important that we flood our minds with positive thoughts to wash away all the negative lies that have been hindering our happiness. The same thing goes for how we speak. Our words have power and Happiness is a choice and that choice begins in our mind. Let’s Create it!