What are you storing away here on earth….money, time, desire to be liked others, need for others to accept you, fame, career, pride, sickness, fear, worry? When we seek happiness from the wrong source, it becomes so easy for others to steal from us. No one can steal your joy if it is based on God.
When we base our joy on false idols here on earth, then we become easy victims. Find time each day to center yourself on God before you even step out of your bed. Most importantly, find what is holding you captive to being a victim of “joy theft.”
Name it every morning.
Pray for God to remind you He is first.
Ask God for assistance to let go of that false idol.
Be aware when that idol takes over again and again.
When you lose your happiness – remember it is not God taking it…it is you allowing it.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21 NIV