God isn’t focused on your comfort He’s concerned about your Character. We are so focused on making our lives easier, while God has a completely different perspective.
1 Timothy 6:6-7 Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
Are you content with what you have?
We’ve all heard the saying, “He who dies with the most toys wins”, but none of us gets to take any of those toys with us when we pass. Why do we think “MORE” will satisfy us when it hasn’t in the past? The next shiny bobble won’t stay shiny for very long and it won’t stop that desire inside for more. Do you think God or you, has a better understanding of what you can do in life to be content? The real question is, do we trust God more than we trust ourselves for what is truly valuable in life? Living in a mystical future happiness, only leads to that emptiness in our soul growing deeper.
What we focus on becomes our treasure. If we focus on knowing God, we will start valuing what He values more and more. As a result, eternal things will become more valuable than comfort.
Isaiah 35:10 and those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
What in your life has your undivided attention? What do you think and dream about? What would happen if you got it? Would it bring you joy for eternity, or would it eventually leave you disappointed and wanting more?
Spend some time reading and praying through these scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you regarding your understanding of God’s perspective, regarding joy.