The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name - Luke 10:17 One of the recipes for depression is to keep company with happy people. That's why it's unadvised to keep to yourself when you are depressed. If you cannot get a hip for your state of unhappiness, it might just be the right time to share your feelings with a listening ear and a caring heart. Most importantly, the Holy Spirit is always there for you, if you have a close bond and fellowship with Him. He knows the state of your heart inside out and can detach you from the hook of sorrow and spawn you to overflowing joy. This explains why you need God's PRESENCE, because there is fullness of joy in His presence. It is heartwarming to know that you can float your boat, wallowing in joy and happiness, when you PUT A SMILE ON SOMEONE'S FACE. You can find happiness by making others happy. When David was besieged by people who were discontented, depressed and distressed, through divine assistance, he was able to turn the situation around. Even though David was running from cave to cave for the safety of his soul at such time, nevertheless, he deemed it fit to lend a helping hand to the disheartened people who looked up to him. The Bible says you are an eternal excellency and the joy of many generations (Isaiah 60:12). Hence, don't allow your present state to rein in your move to stir a change and put a smile on someone's face. Following your PASSION can also float your boat. This explains why you need to get a handle on your strength and give yourself up to those things that could make you smile. You can't float your boat if you just want to float through life, without a sense of direction. In order to experience the joy of accomplishment, find yourself; follow your passion. Determine what you are cut out for. Begin to live out your dreams. Don't share pathway with people who want to loaf their time and destiny away. They are often caught up in regrets down the road. But if you would make up your mind today, working your way up to your desired height of glory, through dignified means, you would certainly find joy and all round satisfaction. May you never waste away opportunities that present you with the prospects to harvest and live a joyful life in Jesus name.
Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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