Refining Our Attitude - Choose Joy
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Can we really be joyful always? Really always?
I choose joy
Joy is a choice. The level of joy is dependent on our choice.
Joy cannot be held hostage to fear, anger, disappointment, sadness or grief.
Each of us reach a level of joy differently.
God created us to be joyful.
But God has left the decision, whether to access that joy, up to us.
Joy & sorrow are inseparable, they are always linked. However, they both lead to one destination.
Why do some of us find out difficult to be joyful?
1. We don't have a joy model.
2. We don't believe we can have joy. And we see our lifes & see how far it is from joy.
Joy vs Happiness
Joy is a settled conviction about God, a quiet confidence in God and it is a determined choice to give praise to God.