Monday Motivation: Wanna Be Happy…

Monday Motivation: Wanna Be Happy…

Hey y’all

Kirk Franklin is back! He released his new song this past week entitled, ” Wanna Be Happy”. The lyrics read so true! It touches on a topic that is so relevant. We, as humans want to be happy but we keep on doing the same things over and over again that keep us far away from our desired happiness. We find ourselves stuck in a rut. We choose to cry and whine and stay in our dark hole instead of trying to do something about it, and when we do, we leave our happiness in the hands of peers, family and even social media!

Now, all of those things are great sources of joy and happiness but that isn’t the main source! Many people stress the fact that happiness comes from within ( and yes I agree to an extent) but I lean more on finding my happiness in my faith. I know I certainly don’t have all the answers to life but the key to my happiness is knowing that someone greater than I has my future in His hands! If you’re tired of things not changing, try looking for joy in a new place. Instead of seeking happiness in an unsatisfying relationship,or in the bottom of a bottle try Christ.

 Everything you have been searching for is in HIs hands! It’s up to you to allow Him to put His plan in motion. One section in the song states ” I just wanna be happy /But if I keep on doing the things /That keep on bringing me pain/There’s no one else I can blame /If I’m not happy/Wasted time but now I can see/The biggest enemy is me So I’m not happy…..

It’s so true! Sometimes WE are the ones standing in the way of our own happiness! So get out of the way and let God do His thing!!!!!  Take a moment and meditate on Psalms 37:4  which reads…


“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you your heart’s desires.”

behappy

Check out the lyrics and song down below and have a wonderful Monday! Stay Blessed!

xoxo

The truth can hurt you
Or the truth can change you
What would truth do to you

I just wanna be happy
But if I keep on doing the things
That keep on bringing me pain
There’s no one else I can blame
If I’m not happy
Wasted time but now I can see
The biggest enemy is me
So I’m not happy

Cry yourself to sleep
Shout and raise your hands
It wont change a thing child
Until you understand

If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way
Don’t get stuck in how you feel
Say Jesus take the wheel
He knows the road that you need to take
(But it only works if)
If you wanna be happy
(Look at yourself and say)
Don’t you wanna be happy
I just wanna be happy

But if I keep on giving my heart
For people to tear apart
The healing will never start
So I can be happy
Will I ever be happy

Cry yourself to sleep
Shout and raise your hands
It wont change a thing child
Until you understand

(If I’m talking to you now say)
If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way
(You been down too long)
Don’t get stuck in how you feel
Say Jesus take the wheel
He knows the road that you need to take
(I feel different right here)
It’s so easy to complain
Addicted to the pain
You give you heart, they push it away
(But I got good news for ya)
Jesus knows just how you feel
Just let him take the wheel
The love you need, he already gave
(But the question is)
Do you wanna be happy
(If you’re tired of you then say)
I just wanna be happy
(Now if you really mean that, open up your heart and say it)

Let me hear you say yeah
Yeah yeah
(If you’re tired of going in circles)
Let me hear you say yeah
Yeah yeah
(Tired of making the same mistakes)
Let me hear you say yeah
Yeah yeah
(But now’s your chance)
Let me hear you say yeah
(Say yeah)
Yeah yeah

If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way
(Are you ready, come on)
Don’t get stuck in how you feel
Say Jesus take the wheel
(What you doin’)
He knows the road that you need to take
(So easy to complain)
It’s so easy to complain
(Come on)
Addicted to the pain
You give you heart, they push it away
(There’s somebody that’ll never leave ya)
Jesus knows just how you feel
Just let him take the wheel
The love you need, he already gave
(But the question is)
Do you wanna be happy
(Took a long time but I’m ready)
I just wanna be happy
(Thank you Lord, every day ask yourself)
Do you wanna be happy
(Yes, pull over, let him drive)
I just wanna be happy

Mourning Into Dancing

Mourning Into Dancing

Hey everybody,

I hope your day was fantastic. I had an extremely busy day at work ( will do a detailed blog on my busy work life soon 🙂 ) and as I was sitting here catching up on my devotional, the scripture Psalms 30 came to me. It reads ( from the New Living Translation) :

1I will exalt you, LORD, for you rescued me
You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.
2O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,and you restored my health.
3You brought me up from the grave,a O LORD.You kept me from falling into the pit of death.
4Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones!Praise his holy name.
5For his anger lasts only a moment,but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night,but joy comes with the morning
6When I was prosperous, I said,“Nothing can stop me now!
7Your favor, O LORD, made me as secure as a mountain.Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.
8I cried out to you, O LORD.I begged the Lord for mercy, saying,
9“What will you gain if I die,if I sink into the grave?Can my dust praise you?Can it tell of your faithfulness?
10Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me.Help me, O LORD.”
11You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
12that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!

Verses 5 and 11-12 are on replay in my mind right now!

 Verse 5 serves as a reminder that things may seem tough right now ( weeping my endure for a night) but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.( joy comes in the morning)
Verse 11-12
are verses that show that God will turn all of our mourning into dancing or in other terms, turn an unhappy situation into a pleasant one. I am pleasantly reminded to give thanks to God for everything! I won’t be silent! I’m forever grateful

I don’t know who this message is for this evening, but I hope whoever is reading this is encouraged! Even If you don’t believe in what I do, remember that any day above ground is a good one! So take your lemons and turn it into lemonade!

We sang this song at church a few weeks back! Enjoy ( this isn’t my praise group but i’m not a huge fan of the Ron Kenoly arrangement…sorry )