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Monday, January 10, 2011

THE SECRET

A woman named Vicki once knew a young person at church named Susan. Susan always seemed effervescent and happy, although Vicki knew she had faced struggles in her life. Her long-awaited marriage had quickly ended in divorce. She had struggled to get a grip on her single life. She hadn't chosen it, but she decided she would live it with utmost enjoyment and satisfaction. Susan was active in Sunday school, in the choir, as a leader of the junior high girls' group, and in the church renewal movement. Vicki enjoyed knowing Susan. Susan's whole face seemed to smile.

One day Vicki asked Susan, "How is it that you are always so happy, you have so much energy, and you never seem to get down?" With her eyes smiling, Susan said,"I know the Secret!"

"What secret is that, what are you talking about?" Vicki asked.

Susan replied, "I'll tell you all about it, but you have to promise to share the Secret with others."

Vicki agreed, "Okay, now what is it?"

The Secret is this: "I have learned there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to His riches. I have learned most of the time I don't need half of what I think I do. He has never let me down." Since I learned that Secret I am happy.

Vicki's first thought was, That's too simple! But upon reflecting over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger house would make her happy -but it didn't! She thought a better-paying job would  make her happy -but it hadn't. When did she realize her greatest happiness? Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a story, a simple gift from God. Susan  knew the secret, Vicki learned the secret, and now you know it too!

We can't depend on people to make us happy. Only God in His wisdom can do that. Trust Him! And now I pass the Secret on to you!

1 comment:

  1. That's definitely true and for years I thought sitting here splurging my money on material items was my happiness, but it wasn't. It just bought time and waisted money. As i've learned, I've come to relize that money here and there has definitely taken away from my family even though at the times I thought, "oh, it's just this. I can make that money back." This past year I've relized that I can have those things later on. A lot of people I've grew up with think that I've cut them off for te wrong reasons. Some, yeah; because they brang the wrong influence in my life, but for the others they have to understand that there's a time to grow up. It's not about hanging out in cliques, or always platoons each other. It's about being more involved with your family. Your family was there for you, and you didn't see your adult parents sitting around hanging in a clique or what ever you want to call it. Long story short. It's the simplest things that can bring you happiness. Family is valuable and you only have one of those in your life. You can't go and buy a family from the store or online. As I've said before, and you can quote me on this. "It's not about where you're at, but where your minds at that matters." True happiness comes from within and the pure happiness you give to others. God is great, and he's been there and shown me in this past year. I thank him for that. I will continue on... Thanks for sharing the secret.

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