Comparing ourselves to others: Telling God we’d rather be a knock-off than the genuine article. Even when we are broken down and buried in a mess, God made us to delight in Him. Rather than looking beyond ourselves into the vast unknown of other’s hearts, may we rejoice in the beautiful life God has granted each of us. Having a rough day? Hold your hand to your chest and feel the beat…the heart is amazingly delicate yet insanely powerful. Each person, with every flaw and unique trait, has been made in the image of a living, loving Creator. With that in mind, may we seek for the spectacularly genuine, passionate, and called individuals that Christ designed us to be. It starts with pure joy in the miracle of a new creation…2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Turning our brokenness into beauty, we accept the gift of salvation that changes and shapes us into the likeness of our Father as we learn and grow through challenges that strengthen character and culture perseverance. Our hearts no longer beat just for the physical life we live, but they beat for the spiritual reality of eternity. The heart beats, yearning for the destiny in a home beyond the sun. Now, put your hand to your chest, and feel the beat. That is the life given by a loving Creator, calling you to a relationship of love and purpose, calling you to a joy-filled heart…to a happy heart that is uniquely yours and loved beyond comparison.
“A happy heart makes the face cheerful.” -Proverbs 15:13-