Integrity Moments - Apr. 6, 2011



Purpose trumps Happiness
By Rick Boxx
April 6, 2011

In an article titled, “Is Happiness Overrated?” the Wall Street Journal states that new evidence suggests that living with a sense of purpose trumps focusing on achieving happiness.

The philosophy behind the bumper sticker, “He who dies with the most toys, wins!” has driven many to a life of unhappiness rather than happiness. Living with a sense of purpose is more likely to result in positive outcomes than chasing happiness.

Philippians 2:12-13 teaches, “Therefore, my dear friends, … continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

God has a purpose for your life that is a more meaningful pursuit than chasing the illusive goal of happiness. Why not seek God’s purpose?

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