Recently I was sitting with an elderly lady at church who leaned over and said to me, "Life is too short to be sad. I wish more people were happy." She is right. Life is short. It is way too short to walk around sad especially when we have so much to be thankful for everyday. Think about it for a moment. Waking up each day means that first we can be thankful for another day filled with limitless possibilities. Not to mention that waking up means that we can simply be thankful for the borrowed air that we take in as we breathe. Borrowed in the sense that God has not promised any of us today. This is why I am convinced that today is always referred to as the present. Get it? Today is a present. It is a gift that we can be thankful for because many have gone before us that are no longer experiencing today.
Here is a simple challenge for us all. "Don't worry be happy." This will only happen when we realize the brevity of life and choose to make the most of every opportunity that we have to be encouraging and to be encouraged. Choose JOY. It will prove to be the key to your experiencing happiness regularly.
JOY - JESUS.OTHERS.YOU
Not only is Shonn Keels the father of Baylee & Brelin, he is one of 4G1P's biggest mentors and supporters. Shonn is an author, evangelist, and is currently serving as associate pastor at PCBC in Oklahoma. One thing that Shonn loves more than anything is telling people about Jesus! We consider it the greatest honor to have him as a guest writer.