This post is short as I have written it many times. Each topic I write just comes out harsh and to strong. My point this time will be simple. Keep your joy no matter your circumstances. Even if you feel caught in a place where God has put you that feels menial and insignificant. A place where you feel none of your talents and abilities or being put to any real use.
Don’t let things in life steal your joy. Your level of joy is define by what it requires to take it away. Joy in just the perfect things is not a very helpful kind. Joy that defies your circumstances recognizes a God who is till good. It acknowledges a God who loves you so much that he wants you to be a part of His plan. It reminds us that God is not done with us yet, and he will meet the desires he places in our hearts. It tells us that opportunities will come even when they appear to be absent now. It tells us that land is on the horizon when all we see is fog.
Joy defies the odds. Joy is rooted in the hope of the world. The hope built on a foundation of the greatest love the world has ever known. Because the world has known no greater love than when a man lays down his life for his friends. Joy lifts you up when there should be nothing reasonable on this earth to do so. Joy pushes you forward. Joy tells you that the time is coming. An age that you were born for. You’re in this world, and God will not count you out so why should you?
Keep joy because your chance is coming, and you will need true joy to relish and sing over it. A joy that exists long before your moment arrives. A joy that tells you that you mean something every day, and not just on a day that feels good to you. Bring on the joy.