Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Secret

One day, one friend asked another, "How is it that you are always so happy? You have so much energy, and you never seem to get down." With her eyes smiling, she said, "I know the Secret!" "What secret is that?" To which she replied, "I'll tell you all about it, but you have to promise to share the Secret with others."

"The Secret is this: I have learned there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and to meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to HIS riches. I have learned most of the time I don't need half of what I think I do. He has never let me down. Since I learned that 'Secret', I am happy."

The questioner's first thought was, "That's too simple!" But upon reflecting over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger house would make her happy, but it didn't! She thought a better paying job would make her happy, but it hadn't. When did she realize her greatest happiness? Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games, eating pizza or reading a story, a simple gift from God.

Now you know it too! We can't depend on people to make us happy. Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that. Trust HIM!

YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too! That GOD in His wisdom will take care of YOU! But it's not really a secret... We just have to believe it and do it... Really trust God!

~Author Unknown~


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Oh I have discovered that there is pure truth to that statement. The joy of the Lord is my strength.

Thank you for this lovely reminder!


Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

I only wish it hadn't taken me so long in life to learn this lesson, Vic! But when I did, life became more settled and peaceful and content! Thanks for sharing that reminder! Cora

Dani said...

so true, so true......the world always wants us to want more and more which never satisfies....Jesus says to want less and we are satisfied...a good word, Vic, thanks!

Wood n' Whimsy said...

Hi Vikie, That was very good. You are inspiring. God Bless! Celene