Many people come to a point in their life where they take inventory and realize they aren’t living the life they had envisioned for themselves. But luckily there is a life path change that’s simple to make and leads to happiness.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
The above quote, often attributed to Albert Einstein, but more likely originated as a derivative or conglomeration of sayings from the twelve-step group Al-Anon, points out how life can become a treadmill and a vicious cycle of repeating steps along the road to nowhere. You wake up one day and say: “This is not the life I wanted.”
We can learn something from the origin of the above quote. According to quote investigator, a Knoxville, Tennessee, newspaper in an article describing an Al-Anon meeting, listed these two steps: (1) We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. (2) Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
The key takeaways from above are: “our lives had become unmanageable” and “a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.”
Simply put, when we can’t manage our lives on our own, there is a way out – we need help from God.
The first step on the right path is realizing and admitting you’re on the wrong path. Your life can change when you set your course toward making a relationship with God a top priority. Do that and amazing things can happen.
Jesus Christ said:
“If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
– John 14:14
God wants to help you by giving you what you need and putting you on the right path for your life so that you can experience joy and happiness.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God cannot help you unless you develop a relationship with Him first.
How do you develop a relationship with God?
It starts by reading his word in the holy Bible. It continues by communicating with God through prayer. Not just asking for the things you want or need, but showing appreciation for God and gratitude for the things in your life. No matter how bad things are, there is always something to be grateful for.
Further, you develop a relationship with God by being Christ-like and loving and serving others. When you develop a bond with God through strong faith and trust, God will become active in your life.
All of the above is the beginning of getting your life on the right path that leads to happiness.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”