Last week was really rough.
On social, it might have seemed like I was in paradise and my life was great, but in reality, I was in a big time valley, mentally.
I got hit with a lot of self doubt, worry about the future, frustration over failure, and just feeling stagnant. I normally am a very positive person, but I just felt completely in the dumps, and it really was hard.
But I did some soul searching and reflection in the mist of this low, and I realized something revealing: I tend to place an unhealthy amount of value on what I can accomplish and succeed in. When I’m doing well, I’m riding high, and when I’m not, I hit a low.
That’s called happiness, not joy. Happiness, while great, is fleeting, based on your circumstances. Joy is constant, despite those circumstances, good or bad.
So I’m making effort to stop placing that unhealthy value in success, and reposition that value in Jesus, because for me, he is that constant above all circumstances, good or bad. That’s where joy and confidence stems from, not accomplishments or success.
So what is your constant? What is your anchor, and where does your joy, value, and purpose stem from? Yes, it’s great to be successful. Yes, it’s great to be healthy or fit. Yes, it’s great to have lots of friends and community. But that is never promised and can always change or fade.
Trust me—after just going through a big time low, that constant is key to finding ultimate joy and confidence, no matter the circumstance.
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