Thursday, March 24, 2016

the thief of happiness

Lewis gives us some very good advice in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

He tells us that pride steals our joy. And this is so very true. So many people in this world have so much going for them. Their lives are wonderful, and they would be full of joy and peace, if only they would stop comparing themselves to others, making themselves miserable.

"It's not fair!"
"I shouldn't HAVE to do that..."
"How could he DO that?"

These thoughts steal our happiness. Humility, on the other hand, helps us to find joy in our every moment. It brings us back to what IS, rather than what we think SHOULD be due to comparing our lives to other people. When we come to terms with what is, and learn to find joy in reality, we find ourselves humbly loving others and ourselves. And above all, loving God.

So if you find yourself struggling with pride, and wanting to be humbler, ask for His help. This is His will for you, and He will help you get there.

Thanks, God, for helping us find humility... and in it, joy.