One of the most common things I hear from parents when asked what they want most for their teen is this:
“I just want my child to be happy.” Is this a wise pursuit, to make your teen happy?
As noble as this sounds, should “being happy” really be life’s main objective?
After all, there are a lot of happy drunks, drug abusers, fornicators, and criminals.
What these people don’t have is joy, which is the byproduct of knowing God and His holiness.
Happiness is contingent upon happenings. Joy transcends circumstance; because it’s more spiritual, while happiness is more carnal.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with happiness. But, pursuing happiness without first pursuing holiness is getting the cart before the horse.
Parents, be intentional about pursuing holiness so joy may be a result. Your kids will never be happier.
Conversation Starter: What are some creative ways that you can strive to make your teen truly happy?