5 Reasons You’re Not Happy

Are you unhappy?

I meet a lot of people. Unfortunately, many people I meet are unhappy. Do you find yourself constantly unhappy? Do you know people who are unhappy? If so, here are five reasons you, or someone you know, might not be happy. I don’t want these to seem harsh–just honest.

1. You’re Not Happy Because You Don’t Have What You Want

This is probably true of almost every unhappy person. Even if we are just unhappy for a moment, it is usually because we don’t have something we want. Maybe we want to feel well, but we don’t, so we’re unhappy. Maybe we want a great marriage, but we don’t have it, so we’re unhappy. Maybe we want to be with people we love, but we can’t be for some reason, so we’re unhappy. What should you do if you are unhappy because you don’t have something you want?

Simply put, you need to want what you have. God’s word teaches us to be content with what we have (1 Timothy 6:6-8). Sometimes, we just have to acknowledge the fact that we don’t have everything we want; but we do have everything we need in Christ (Philippians 4:19). Learn to want what you have and you won’t be so concerned about what you don’t have.



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