Being Happy

Being Happy

This isn’t specifically an answer to questions I’ve heard about Mormonism, but it is very important. Everyone wants to find happiness. People sometimes try to find it in material possessions, their jobs, their positions, or any variety of places. People look high and low for happiness, and some people never find it, though they achieve great things.

True happiness comes from knowing God, and living in accordance with His divine will. Some people, in their search for happiness, ask themselves “why am I here on earth?”, or “where will I go when this is all over?” These are eternal questions that man-kind has asked for a long, long time.

If you think on these questions you’ll realize that they are fundamentally linked to our relationship with God. God sent us here to earth for a reason, and the desire to understand that purpose is deep within each of us. When we find the answers, we can find more peace, and more happiness.

So what does God want us to do on this earth? Why are we here? And where exactly are we going after this life is through? Some of the most important things we have to do on this earth have to do with how we affect other people. Our loved ones, our children and spouses, parents and grand-parents, are all part of our purpose here on earth. By doing everything we can to serve and love them, we will find more happiness in this life.

God also wants us to draw close to Him personally. We are here, each of us, to learn how to overcome challenges, to learn and to grow. God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to set an example for us to follow, and it is His will that we become like His Son (See Romans 8).

After this life, we will all return to that God that create us and gave us life (See Alma 11:42-43). We will have an opportunity to look back on our lives, and understand what we did and did not do. Jesus Christ will also be there, and He will act as a great Mediator for each of us with the Father, so that we can all recieve a measure of glory thanks to the precious gift of the Son.

If you have any questions about Mormonism, or would like answers to any specific questions you might have, please feel free to let me know.

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