Self-admiration has created a culture of narcissism and a 'love gap' that diminishes us. What the world needs most is a love that is the polar opposite of narcissism. A love that is selfless and self-abandoning. A love that does not ask, 'What’s in it for me?' but 'What’s in it for those I am privileged to know?' A love that isn’t about being served but serving others. Your dreams come alive when you are preoccupied with making other people's dreams come true. That is where real happiness is found.
It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will deeply root inside us and give us inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need of no outward stimulus.
The moral of the story is, faith does not always bring you happiness, wealth or a comfortable lifestyle filled with fun things to do. What faith does bring us is hope while living out God's attitudes of: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, all for the glory of God and the establishment of his kingdom.
William Marrion Branham, Mike Murdock, Justice Kojo Bentil, Billy Graham, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Dag Heward Mills, Benson Andrew Idahosa, Dr. Myles Munroe, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Jerry J. Panou, Martin Luther King Jr., David O. Oyedepo, Rick Rigsby, David Ibiyeomie, Kenneth E. Hagin, T. B. Joshua, Smith Wigglesworth, John C. Hagee, Brian Houston, Adrian Pierce Rogers, Ravi Zacharias, Kenneth M. Copeland,