In her book, “Seven Things That Steal Your Joy”, Joyce Meyer highlighted some “joy-stealers” and “joy-keepers”.
By the way, why would I be interested in a book about joy? Question is “why wouldn’t I be?” 😂.
I want to be joyful all ways, always. And If like me, you think you can do with more joy yourself, please read on ☺️.
Like I was saying, one of the “joy-stealers” according to the book is “excessive reasoning” and this is a situation where we stay up at night and try to understand the ‘whys’ in our lives. “why did that happen”. “I need to understand what God is going to do” blah blah.
I honestly believe we’re not supposed to stay up at night when we should be sleeping, all because we’re trying to form CIA with our problems. Instead of this, we can ‘trust God and do good’.
It’s also better to follow Jesus’ advise and cheer up. This might be a difficult thing to do, especially in tough situations, but it is certainly the wise choice to make.
And here’s the thing, it’s super easy to worry and worry about our problems but we can choose to trust God and believe He’s got our backs. We can choose to rest our minds while completely leaning on God because we know that He cares for us affectionately.
Confusion is not of God
Excessive reasoning always lead to one thing – confusion. And we know God is not the author of confusion. So, if like me your joy is always missing-in-action, then chances are you’re thinking too much when you should be praying and trusting God. The best recommendation however is to ‘cast your care on Him for He cares about you’. Not ‘try to figure out your problems and why it always has to be you’ 😂.
Reasoning will lead to confusion and maybe a tension headache, but praying and trusting would lead to a peaceful life even before the answer comes.
So, what would it be? Confusion or total dependence on God? .
I know you’re smarter than that 😉.