A HAPPY, GOOD LIFE!
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it (1 Peter 3:10-11).
It’s so inspiring to know that as a child of God, you can be at the top of your game and live a glorious life; a life that you can be happy about, every day. Some people aren’t happy with their lives and as a result, they blame others, the government, their environment, or their neighbours for their seeming misfortune; that’s not going to change anything.
To be the absolute success that God designed you to be takes living by the Word. The Word of God unveils the fundamental principles of success that you can act upon to achieve extraordinary greatness in life.
For example, our opening scripture is very instructive on how to have a happy, good life. Let’s read it again, this time, in the Living Bible Translation: “If you want a happy, good life, keep control of your tongue, and guard your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Try to live in peace even if you must run after it to catch and hold it” (1 Peter 3:10-11).
Did you see that? It lets you know clearly that if you want to be happy about your life, and see good days, there’s a way to make it happen: eschew evil, and do good; go the extra mile to live in peace with all men. The Message translation says, “Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth” (1 Peter 3:10-11). Practise this. This is God giving you the recipe for a successful life: a life that’s filled up with good!
I love the Word of God because it’s our instruction manual for a glorious life; it’s the Light that guides us in righteousness, dominion, success and victory. Your life can be beautiful, extraordinary, exciting, fulfilling, exceptional, and excellent if you’d live by the Word.
2 Peter 1:3