Happiness and Contentment

Most professing Christians fail to achieve contentment and happiness in Christ because they do not understand what their purpose is. The Lord Jesus came into this world and we read in Hebrews chapter 10 verse 5 it says: “Therefore when He comes into the world He says:’Sacrifice and offering You have not desired but a body You have prepared for me. In hole burnt offering and sacrifices for sin You have taken no pleasure. Then He said behold I have come in the scroll of the book it is written of Me to do Your will O God.’

The purpose for which Jesus came into this world was not to realize Himself but to do the will of God, and that is what we are called to do, the will of God. We are not called to realize our desires and fulfill our personal goals. We are not called to sacrifice ourselves for Jesus Christ, or for the kingdom of God. We are called to do the will of God. That is why Jesus said:”Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things will be added unto you.” He teaches us the Lord’s Prayer where we pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”

Our purpose is not to satisfy ourselves, not personal happiness, not achievement in life, but to do the will of God, to bring glory unto Jesus Christ by remaining in Him. Jesus said that we cannot be fruit if we do not remain in Him. It is only if we remain in Him, in His will, being led by His Holy Spirit seeking His kingdom and His righteousness, that we can achieve that place of contentment and peace in Christ, where we know that we are doing the will of God.

The only way that we can know that we are doing the will of God is if we are led by the Holy Spirit, and if we receive confirmation from the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Christ in us, that we are doing His will.

Believers have many wrong ideas of what it means to be a fruitful child of God, it is because they are not led by the Holy Spirit. It is only when we are personally, each of us, led by the Holy Spirit, and we fulfill the purpose for which He has called us, that we can serve His purpose and that we can have

contentment joy and happiness in Christ. We might be shunned by the world. We might be rejected by other believers but as long as we are approved of by Jesus Christ, then we can have peace in the midst of turmoil even though the whole world is falling to pieces around us. Our peace should be because we are in Christ, because our relationship with Him is right, because He confirms to us that He is satisfied with us.

Are we receiving confirmation from Jesus Christ that He is pleased with us? Are we serving the purpose for which He has called us? Are we doing the will of God.

May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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