Stop waiting to be happy

Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present. Ecc. 5:19 (The Message)

Does it ever seem like you’re always waiting to be happy? Too often we focus on achievement, goals, or rewards that seem practical; or we tell ourselves that we’ll pursue and develop God-given gifts and talents after this season passes or this milestone is met. Our passions and talents are part of God’s gift to each of us.

Lord, help me to engage in the present.