For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.

Philippians 4:11

Happiness Is A Choice

Many people go through life unhappy. They wish they had this or that, or that they had a different job, house, or car. They wish they looked different or had other abilities. All too often their focus is on what they perceive to be the negative things in their life, some of which they might actually be able to do something about. Paul said in Philippians 4:11, “for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.” He learned that happiness and real joy are not dependent on circumstances. If you are not happy in the situation you are in now, don’t think that any other situation will make you happy. Happiness is a choice. You learn contentment as you choose to be thankful and happy every day.

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