I love Jesus, I love my wife, I love my kids and I love my job. I cannot honestly tell you that things were always in that order. In fact, up until Jesus got a hold of my rebellious heart, I and my job (music) were always #1. In this Christian journey that I have been on now for 14 years, I can’t claim that I have it down and all is well, but I can tell you in all sincerity that ever since that night I quietly asked Jesus to come into my broken, desperate and frightened heart in front of my fish tank, I have began to experience something that the things in this world never gave me... JOY! Not only happiness.
My problem was that I was looking everywhere in this world to find “happiness”. I can’t lie to you... I did find happiness in things like my rock-n-roll shows, beer and girls. However, at the end of the night when my show was done, the keg was empty and the girls went home... I was always left feeling like “this can’t be over!”.
I know this: “Happiness” comes from happenstance, but joy comes from fullfillment! I don’t care what it is in this world that you are trusting in to find fullfillment, but if you can see it, touch it or smell it... it has beginning and an end and so will your contentment. However, Jesus is forever... He has no beginning and He has no end. If you look to Him, fullfillment will also be forever!
You shall show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:1