你有没有想过为什么有些人总是快乐快乐的，其他人不是吗？为什么你似乎陷入了试验的泥潭，悲伤和疾病——但是你那边的朋友却像云雀一样快乐？是啊，I used to be there,也是。I used to feel sad,沮丧的，或者几乎每天都泄气。
But I learned some things that changed me,and I want to share those lessons with you.我想告诉你我是如何成为一个快乐的基督徒的。Truly happy – not just fakin' it.现在，some folks just have more naturally cheerful personalities.但那不是我。I tend towards glum attitudes and depression if left in my natural state.
1.I learned to hate sin.
Wow.You are wondering right now what sin has to do with being happy?我是说，you're sins are forgiven,你在去天堂的路上，so yeah,that makes you happy,but….??
Here's the thing.如果你深恶痛绝罪恶，if you begin to grasp the amazing work Jesus did for you on the Cross,you will also start to understand how blessed and privileged you are!When I start meditating on the work of Calvary – the great price Jesus paid for my sin – then I am humbled.我感动得流下眼泪。我心碎但快乐。The price for my sin has been paid in full!MY SIN.
然后我开始思考它是mysin that nailed Him there,很快我开始detestsin.Sin is no longer a ‘forbidden fruit',but rather a sneaky poison.嫉妒，holding grudges,unforgiveness… all these hidden,基督徒在他们的生活中允许的“可接受的”罪——对我来说都变得可怕和不可接受。
现在，I am not saying I am perfect.I do still sin,悲哀地。但我认真对待所有的罪恶。我忏悔并放弃。我不认为我会很快变得完美，但我不会停止成长和改变直到我是！这就是我的目标——用基督的力量战胜我生命中的罪恶。
""You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;;
Therefore God,你的上帝，有 anointed You
Saw this one coming,didn't you?I mean if this was how Jesus was anointed with gladness,then it will work the same way for me.
耶稣是我们的完美榜样，我们知道他生活的方式——我们就是这样，同样，可以活着！我不喜欢被罪恶玷污的东西。I love righteous,holy living.When I see a person being faithful in money,或者拒绝八卦，或是对控告他们的人和蔼可亲——我感到敬畏。看到有人过着正当的生活，我真的很高兴。我也是，想这样生活！!
我的生活就像一本开放的书。No secrets,我衣橱里没有骷髅。我每天都在上帝面前行走——保持良心清白。At first,这比我愿意承认的更是罪恶和失败。But little by little,as I continued reading the Word and praying and fellowshipping with other believers — well,God began to work His righteousness into my life.
直到最后10年，我才开始明白上帝是多么地爱我。如果我告诉你上帝爱你，你会相信我吗？你！— as much as He loves Jesus?我知道！疯子，正确的？但耶稣就是这么说的，就在约翰那里：
"我在他们身上，你在我身上，that they may be perfected in unity,so that the world may know that You sent Me,and loved them,even as You have loved Me.""John 17:23
理解上帝的坚定不移，比大海还深，对我的爱是巨大的！When I start comparing myself to others or just wondering if anyone actually likes me,(也许他们只是对我好而已？!!我训练自己回到上帝对我的爱。
Meditate on His repeated words of love.如果你在挣扎，在“爱”上搜索圣经单词。It will do your heart good,to know God loves you.
I like to watch daddies with their small children.The tenderness and love!他们是那么温柔体贴，它温暖了我的心。My husband is just such a loving father to our children – when I watch him,I can't help but feel amazed and awed by my Heavenly Father's love for me.
It will change your view of the world!它会满足你心中的渴望，它会减少来自他人的伤害，it will settle and comfort and strengthen you in every way.我的盼望在基督里。不是在这个世界上，这就是所有的区别。Click To Tweet
4.Accepting that I am not a naturally outgoing person.
How did this change me?By learning to accept how God made me,and not getting discouraged comparing myself to my fun-loving,bubbly friends.I came to understand that while these fun people make life interesting and exciting,(我爱他们！!因为某种原因，上帝使我的性格更加轻松。
人们不想在聚会时来找我。They just don't!I am not that kind of person.I don't know how to throw exciting parties.当我邀请朋友来我家的时候，我准备了一大盘简单的食物，help-yourself stacks of paper plates,and lots of cookies.Then I curl up on the couch and talk my heart out with them.这是我娱乐的想法。🙂
But you know,sometimes people want to just talk,也是。有时候我们只需要倾心于彼此，and it doesn't matter if the ceiling fan has dust or the paper plates are plain white.So,接受我的个性真的有助于我成为一个快乐的人。
After many years of living defeated and identifying as a Melancholy personality,(eyeroll我可以坦诚地说，我很少有“糟糕的一天”或感到沮丧。
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