If you were to do a self evaluation today what would you see? Would you see anger or gentleness? Forgiveness or unforgiveness? Mercy or very little mercy? Trust or distrust? Joy or sadness? Direction or no direction? Motivation or no drive? Would you find your life full of life or does it appear to be lifeless?
There is no excuse not be happy nor is there any excuse to allow our lives to become dormant. In spite of whatever circumstances that we are going through it is important to understand that they are temporary if we are seeking God for the direction to overcome. This is how we discover joy in our trials because everyday is an adventure to reach the eternal destination.
If you have joy let others see the reflection of your joy without trying to push it on them or doing something in show. Light reflects in the darkness without force and penetrates the inner chambers of our souls. It is good to seek within the dark caves that are within us to allow the light of Jesus Christ to remove what is wrong and simply replace it with what is right.
James a. Harrison