Joy and happiness is a feeling down inside of us. Joy and happiness doesn’t originate outside of ourselves and work its way in. Joy and happiness originates within us with a relationship with God, and works itself to the outside to bring us all the blessings that God has planned for us. The blessings do not bring joy and happiness, but rather, joy and happiness bring the blessings.
Many people believe that with an accumulation of possessions, they will find fulfillent and completion. But accumulation of these things is only wealth and leaves an emptiness. The creation of joy, happiness, fulfillment and completion begins with God; and with it an appreciation of our possessions; but more importantly, an appreciation for all of God’s creation.
Never try to use possessions to create happiness. Use your God-given happiness to appreciate your possessions.