How to Live a Happy Life
God’s word says that supreme happiness comes from being totally selfless. This is done by becoming a full-time servant of others (Phil. 2:3-5; 1 Cor. 10:24). On the surface, this sounds like it is a supreme sacrifice on one’s part, but that notion couldn’t be further from the truth.
Happiness comes from serving others, and teaching yourself to be totally outward is sheer health to your bones (Prov. 3:7-8). If you don’t want the problems that others have, then help others who have those problems (1 Thess. 5:14; Rom. 12:21).
When you begin to practice living this way, it will become evident to you that it is not as easy as you may think. You must force yourself to continue this course until you receive a change of heart and nature (Luke 16:16; 1 Cor. 9:25-27; Gal. 4:19). This is when you eventually become what you are practicing to be—a new creature, a worthy individual, a totally unselfish, happy, peaceful, new person who lives the truly abundant life (Gal. 6:15; John 10:10).
This is a way of life that takes total commitment (John 11:26). But who wouldn’t totally commit themselves to being happy if they could be assured of the outcome? This assurance comes from the many changed lives of individuals who have started and finished before you. You can see by their lives that there has been a positive change for the good so, indeed, this is the truth.
Sure, it takes courage and perseverance—you must persevere until you have reached your goal (Luke 21:19; 13:24). But isn’t this true for any worthy goal (Rom. 2:7)?