Why would anyone ever want to be a Christ-follower if it meant misery and drudgery? That’s what God promises.
Jesus says, “I came that you might have life, and have it in abundance!” John 10:10.
And Jesus adds this by saying, “And my Father is glorified in this, that you bear much fruit.” John 15:8.
See, while our happiness and joy is not God’s goal, when we pursue God with our lives, and when we live in such a way to give credit to God, happiness and joy is the by-product, it’s the result of living a life of giving God glory or giving God credit. Don’t confuse the by-product with the goal itself.
Our joy and happiness is how we give glory to God.
- Go ahead. Try marriage God's way and have an awesome marriage.
- Go ahead. Try family God's way and have an awesome family life.
- Try work God's way and have an awesome experience at work no matter who your boss is, no matter who your co-workers are, no matter what.
- Try ____ God's way, and you're going to discover that there is no better way to do _____ than to do it God's way.