I Just Want To Make You Happy
In life, we have all wanted to please the people who are close to us in some capacity. As children, we desire to make our parents proud. When we become teenagers, we may seek to make our friends happy, even if that meant doing something that made us uncomfortable. As adults in workforce or business, we strive to satisfy the needs of our employers, clients and customers. When you get married, it is typical to make sure you meet the needs of your spouse.
Throughout our lives, we are looking to please others in some way. In doing so, there are times it could be noticed while other times could be flat out disappointing. Out of all the people we may have tried to please in our lifetime, there is only One that should be your first priority in pleasing. Imagine how every area of our life could change if you surrendered to God and lived a life that says, “I just want to make You happy”.
Think about it.
When someone is concerned about doing what makes you happy, are you not more inclined to see that they are happy as well? Normally, if you are working diligently on your job, your manager and others higher up take notice. This can lead to a pay increase or promotion. When your child is obedient at home and makes good grades in school, this brings a sense of pride to a parent. The first thing you want to do is reward them for their efforts. Maybe your spouse took it upon themselves to take some responsibility off of your hands, to give you a break. Now listen, married folks have a special way of rewarding each other, ok! 😉
Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
On the flip side, you could do these same good deeds and others fail to value what you’re doing for them. No reward is received in return and you are being ridiculed for doing good. This could easily result in you feeling the need to make sure your face is beat and your eyebrows are on “fleek” each day, in hopes of being noticed. Spending money you don’t have on designer items in an attempt to make others think you have it together, is not the move to make as well. Nor is it good to portray false humility on social media about what you have, in order to impress people you don’t even know.
The point I’m making is that we all look to make others happy at some point in our life. We should strive, however, to live a life that is pleasing to the One who created us. We run the risk of being hurt, taken for granted and ostracized by others. Living for Christ makes all the difference because He gives us a joy that no one can give or take away. When we have faith in God, He will see to it that we are rewarded. Our reward won’t always be in a material or physical form. It could be intangible like having a peace of mind or not looking like what you’ve been through. His blessings are endless.
All you have to have, is faith in Him.
God will not fail to notice us. What gets His attention is our faith in Him. It causes us to stand out from the rest. There is no way you can make Him happy without it. So whether or not your job promotes you, have faith that God will elevate you. If your spouse takes you for granted, trust that God sees you. In the event your children are out of control, believe that God will watch over them. When you put God’s happiness first, He will see to it that all other things fall into place for you.
In Relentless Pursuit,
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.”- Hebrews 11:6 NLT