JoyKiller. Do you know one?
Chances are you’ve met a JoyKiller at some point in your life. Maybe you’re related to one.
Not sure what a JoyKiller is?
It’s the people who after spending just 30 minutes with them you are looking up at the sky and silently praying for Jesus to come back.
They are the people who squeeze every drop of Joy out of you until you feel like you’re suffocating and need to paddle back up to the surface from their sea of depression just to get some air.
Oh right, those kinds of people.
Don’t get me wrong; we all have down days where nothing seems to go right for us and we need a moment to reflect, (okay whinge) about it.
Trials come and sometimes we have to let God drag our tired and weary bodies through the valleys.
But you can say to yourself, “Today I’m going to choose Joy.”
You. Can. Choose. JOY!
By nature I am a naturally joyful person. My mum tells me that when I was a baby I would wake up with a smile on my face every morning.
Did you know that Joy is a fruit of the Spirit? (Galatians 5:22) God showed me that the Joy I feel throughout my day is His gift to me, and the people who are around me benefit from that fruit.
Nobody wants to be around a person who has a dark thundercloud hanging over their head all the time.
Did you know that the Joy of the Lord is your strength? (Nehemiah 8:10) Your Joy comes from God and if you tap into it you will feel a peace like nothing else.
Tell a Joy Killer those Scriptures and see if you can’t get a glimmer of Hope.
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Joy has nothing to do with your circumstances. You can have Joy right in the middle of your most difficult and painful problems because Joy comes through a close relationship with God.
But if you don’t trust God and believe in His promises for you then you’ll feel no Joy.
Have you ever heard a saying, ‘It’s always darkest before the Dawn?’ The darkest moments in your life seem to be right before your big breakthrough. So don’t give up! Weeping may endure for the night, but Joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5)
So be happy and joyful everywhere you go because it drives the Joy Killers crazy!