Are you content? Are you happy? These are questions that I seem to be asking myself a lot lately and if you listen long enough to other people a large majority of them say they are not happy, they are not fulfilled with their life. As I am asking myself these questions and praying for some kind of answer I have been reminded that

You cannot find your happiness and fulfillment in life in things of this world. In your job, your spouse, your children, your credit card, in anything that is TEMPORARY.  Temporary things have no guarantee.  

As hard as it may be to think about, everything and everyone we know in this world is temporary. So we wonder why our emotions are on such a roller coaster sometimes, well this could be one of the answers. Where are you finding your happiness and fulfillment in life from? If we are finding it in a person or thing, our feelings of contentment and happiness will never last.
The only thing in this life that is a guarantee…. is Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 13:5 NLT says “I will never fail you, I will never abandoned you.”

Until we find our complete happiness and contentment in Jesus, we will never be fulfilled in the way that we are longing to be.

I am speaking to myself and wanting to encourage you at the same time… whatever you are trying to find happiness or fulfillment in outside of Jesus Christ… let it go. The hard truth that I have learned and am still learning  is that everything I have ever tried to find fulfillment in outside of Jesus, even if it was a great thing, always ended up giving me the greatest hurt and pain and unhappiness. Why? Because I was trying to extract things from that person or thing that only Jesus can give me .We can’t put that kind of pressure on any person or thing… they will never live up to that, because they were not created to do so.
So I encourage you today to let God be your everything. Find your fulfillment in being His son or daughter. Find your happiness in knowing He loves you, He will never leave you, He will be your strength in your weakness, He will provide your every need, He will be your healer and He will be your everything… if you let Him.

God is not temporary, He is the only thing in this world that is 100% guaranteed. 
Blessings,<3 Ashley

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