3.26.2014

Wednesdays for Women- Week 2- Joy

{To Inspire and Encourage}

For the next few weeks I want to share a little study about the Fruit of the Spirit. 
Week Two: JOY 



joy
joi/
noun
  1. 1.
    a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
    "tears of joy"



    synonyms:delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilationtriumphexultation,rejoicinghappiness, gladness, gleeexhilarationexuberanceelation,euphoriablissecstasyrapture;



Do you ever wake up in the morning and you are filled with so much joy, for no apparent reason but you just know this is going to be a great day... 

Then you can't find your favourite outfit
then you spill your coffee over your outfit and have to change again
then the traffic is causing you to be late
then an email form your boss is taken the wrong way 
your lunch don't taste the way it should 

It don't take long for the joy to dwindle down does it

Joy need s to be so much more though, it is so easy to let circumstances take over our joy and we are going around all day saying 
"Wish I stayed in bed today"
or
"Can this day get worst" only to find out it can and does..
do you feel like that?
or
is that really just me who feels that way... 


You feel the weight of the world all on your shoulders, you cannot wait to leave the office and go home and curl up in your pjs with your favourite show on the TV, supper on your lap and kids all behaving, husband is staying out of your way and you are ready to relax. 

You plan to go to bed early and sleep the day off because you are home now and it can only get better.. 

then you get a phone call with some disturbing/bad news... 

How Joyful do you feel then.. 

We have to stop letting circumstances destroy our joy, some people think Joy should be circumstance based like they think happiness should be, not true. Off course it is ok to feel sadness, we are human after all and it is how we are made.. 

We need to activate our joy, let others see we are joyful. 
When people see us always with a smile on, it is contagious, we  will make them curious as to what we are so joyful about, that lady next to us at the cash may be having a "non joyful" day, the person next to us at the traffic light, the person on the other side of the phone may need our friendly self to give them that smile, they can hear a smile in our voice, it is proven, try it. 

So today, Show someone JOY, give them that smile, take away their frown, it will make you feel better and when you are having a tough day, think about that person who is hurting more then they are, show them the love you have. 

It will make a difference, I promise 





6 comments

  1. I have found a deeper sense of peace and happy as I've gotten older. It does get tested from time to time, but for the most part, I'm so happy that's true. I like feeling happy. :)

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  2. I agree. The older I get the happier I become. I don't worry as much about other people and concentrate on my "joy" and my family "joy" :)

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  3. you have words of wisdom--it is all in the attitude for sure -thanks for the reminder

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  4. Great words of wisdom! It is all about being being and having a great attitude!

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  5. These are some great inspiring words, it is nice to take the time to inspire and make others feel good about themselves.

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  6. yeah JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is my baby's name! I named her Joy out of the Bible!

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