The Keys to Happiness…
….are not found in the abundance of material things that we have. Those things are temporary, and will come and go as we travel through life.
…are not found in the number of friends we have, or even in the quality of the relationships we build. Every person in our lives enriches us, and we in turn enrich them (or at least they should, and we should). Nevertheless, the transient nature of our very existence makes it clear that even people who we love and cherish are not the source of joy and contentment in our lives.
…are not found in even the transactions that we successfully close, the homes we list, or the buyers we gain through our efforts both on-line and off. Yes, there is a certain…satisfaction in listing a home, converting a buyer into a client, and getting through the process of negotiating and closing a home sale transaction, but the constant effort we must expend in achieving those ends, and the disappointments we often face on the road to those ends makes maintaining that type of happiness very elusive indeed.
No, the keys to happiness are simply found in knowing God, and letting Him direct our steps. Simply knowing that God knows all things and sees ahead of us is a source of strength and consolation in the middle of uncertainty, it speaks calm in the midst of turbulence, and dispels anxiety, fear, and doubt when it seems like all hope is lost. It keeps us from being distracted by the very things that will cause us to be unhappy, if we let them.
Proverbs 20:24 (New Living Translation)
24 The LORD directs our steps,
so why try to understand everything along the way?
Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.
Courtesy of William James Walton, Sr. , Realtor, WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group
Serving northern New Haven and southeastern Litchfield Counties (Waterbury, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown, Thomaston and Plymouth)
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