The Choice Is Yours! Stress Or Joy? Christmas really can be a stressful time. It does not have to be and it shouldn’t be, but it often is. We love the parties, presents and preparations, but we also have a tendency to allow these along with the other challenges of life to take us off track and out of God’s will.
Christmas can and will bring frustration if you allow it to and you will allow it to, if you focus on the wrong things. It is so easy to get focused on the wrong things. It is very important that we remember what really matters and what really matters is that there is a God and He loves us and He has a plan for our lives.
God wants our lives to be filled with JOY! Christmas is about how much God loves this world and the people in it! John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life!” Joy is about so much more than happiness. Happiness has to do with what happens to you and can change according to circumstances. Joy is an inner sense of well-being that abides even when the circumstances of life are unfavorable.
If you want to have and to keep joy in your life, then you must receive Jesus. You must allow Him to reign and call the shots. And you must be willing to change the direction of your life. There is joy for this world, because the Lord has come, so let earth receive her King!