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Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

People have said, if it doesn’t make you happy, you shouldn’t be doing it. That’s not true. If that were the case, we all would still be destined for hell because Jesus wasn’t happy getting on that cross and being separated from the Father.

Happiness is an emotion. And our emotions shouldn’t be governing our lives. The Holy Spirit should be leading and guiding us to do God’s will.

Sometimes, what God requires of us doesn’t initially make us happy. He may tell us to leave our family and everything that’s familiar and go to a different state. That wouldn’t make most of us happy. He may tell us to take a job that requires us to take a pay cut. That’s not exciting. He may tell us to sell our house and move in something smaller.

No matter the instructions, follow them. We may not be excited about following them, but our obedience will lead us to happiness, perseverance, and most importantly, glory to God.

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