Born for It - Week of Oct. 18

How to be Blessed, Happy, and Fortunate
By Mason Betha

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
Matthew 5:8, Amplified Bible

It really does take effort to remain happy and positive in this world. Today’s verse gives illuminating insight that the word blessed means to be happy, fortunate, and full of life’s joy regardless of our outward conditions.

This Scripture helped me to realize that I was blessed regardless of what challenges my external issues had presented. And once I began believing Scripture to be true, my entire focus began to change into a happy one—even though there were still many negative pressures looking at me head-on.

This also meant that I couldn’t keep murmuring, and had to happily believe with my wife for a way out of our less than desirable circumstances. We reset our minds to the fact that God has good and perfect gifts for us (James 1:17) and we were going to receive them. That outlook changed us instantly into a happy couple!

So think well about your circumstances! You can say it right in the midst of great trials going on. How? By remembering that God delights in us and He wants us to make our lives better. Our part is to keep a good attitude without becoming distracted by the stressful affairs of life. We can fight those emotions off. 

So stay enthusiastic about obeying God. Prove to that devil that you will be happy and believe that things are happening in your favor.

Remember, being happy is a part of being blessed!

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Originally published October 18, 2011.