The Mayo Clinic did some research into the reasons for human happiness and came up with this conclusion: “People who are happy seem to intuitively know that their happiness is the sum of their life choices.”
While this may seem a bit simplistic, it certainly is true. Miserable people are usually those who are suffering the consequences of poor decisions they have made. They decided to discontinue their education. They decided to partner with someone who would not love them. They decided to get involved with alcohol or other drugs. They decided to live beyond their means. They decided to hang around with people who exert a bad influence on them.
Life is filled with many important decisions, and what we choose to do will definitely affect our happiness.
The most important decision anyone will ever make is to turn your life over to God and become a servant of Jesus Christ. All other decisions pale in comparison. True joy cannot be experienced outside of Christ.
“…Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…, but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”—Joshua 24:15.