Where is Happiness?

I lost my happiness since I was three years old when I was taken away from my parents in China, to be raised by my grandparents in Burma. I don’t blame anybody for that because they were doing their best. Don’t we all try to do our best as adults, with our best knowledge and ability?

So, since young, I have been looking for happiness.

After a life time of searching, this is what I’ve found.

I found I’m not alone. We all are searching for happiness in some ways or forms. In fact, our country is founded on the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I’ve also found that most people who cannot find happiness are looking for it at the wrong places.

Let’s face it, happiness is illusive! If you don’t know where to find it, it’ll be just like chasing shadows.

King David was a seeker of happiness. With all his wealth and wisdom, he ultimately found happiness not in his power, possession, or prestige, but in the presence of the Lord. This is what he said in one of his Psalms, “You showed me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)

In other words, King David found the ultimate happiness in the presence of God.
Now the question is, where is the presence of God? The Bible says, “God is light,” and if we “walk in the light,” we are in fellowship with God, or in God’s presence. (1 John 1:5-7).

In short, happiness is attained by the pursuit of light, or enlightenment. Enlightenment sounds like a big word, but I will make it simple in the future videos.

For now, just remember this: happiness is in the enlightenment.

If you are a seeker of happiness and enlightenment, you are my friend, and I’d like to know you personally. This Thursday, you can find me at the Paramus Rotary Club, on Sundays, you will find me at Trinity Church in Paramus; or if you are somewhere else around the world, just text the key word “happy” to 551-222-3356, and I’ll keep you updated with my new discovery on enlightenment.

Until we meet again, remember, you are the light of the world; set your light free to shine, and you’ll find the ultimate happiness!