When I hear that word, I automatically think about minions. The little yellow guys with denim overalls. Short. Sometimes with one eye……ready to do whatever the “bad guy” needs. And when I think about minions, I think of my son Titus. He loves every minion. From blankets. To stuffed creatures. Clothes and books. He loves them, and it is just so fitting.
Those little banana-loving cartoons give off such a happy air, and so does he. I tell everyone he is my happy boy. As a baby he rarely cried, cooed all of the time, and played so contently. As a toddler, he was always laughing and I can still see him toddling around falling over trying to walk still at 14 months old.
My little guy is just so, happy. And when I see happy, I see content. I see a joy inside that nothing can shake. Unfortunately my Titus still gets mad, upset, and weepy. He can’t be happy all of the time. And that’s ok.
God meant for us to have joy, but sometimes being happy feels a little fake. What if it isn’t? What if happiness means I feel content. A settled peace and joy in my soul. And it is mine. This joy is mine with the abiding.
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Complete joy. Complete happiness when my life is hid with Christ. It means finding pockets of time for prayer and Bible study. It means trusting Him with the little and big things. When my life is hid in Christ, I can find He is enough happiness…..even for just today.
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