The Power of Joy.
Joy comes from within, it’s something that you choose to find while facing hardship and adversity. Joy is an emotion that allows you to live in the moment, because it comes from your core. Joy is a state of mind, it’s what you choose no matter how your circumstances are looking. Joy allows you to thank God for the small blessings in your life, joy will allow you to still worship in the midst of trials that you may be experiencing. Living a life of joy helps us to embrace God's will for our lives.
Joy is not just something that you do only when you’re in a good place in life, choosing joy must become a lifestyle. We must practice, know and live joy. You have to choose joy in every aspect of your life. Choosing Joy must be intentional. When you choose joy you make the decision that you’re not going to allow people, things, circumstances, and distractions to take your joy away. Joy requires you to surrender and make a choice. In my opinion, it goes hand in hand with love, you have to make a choice.
Choosing joy in our lives shows our strength. We know our thoughts are very powerful, so when we say to ourselves no matter what I’m faced with, good or bad, I’m going to choose to be joyful anyway, whew! That's a recipe for a good and stress-free life. I personally am choosing joy more now in my life than I have ever done in the past. Until recently, joy has been an untapped reservoir that I refuse to let go untapped any longer. I have made a promise to myself that joy is my portion. I’ve learned that with joy comes comfort and peace. It’s about recognizing the principle that in everything there is a time and a season.
I want to encourage you today that in this season in our lives joy is mandatory, we must choose joy to make it through this thing called life. The power of joy is a roadmap to true change and unlimited possibilities in your life. With choosing joy comes transformation from the inside out.