Tuesday, July 24, 2007


The Secret
One day, one friend asked another,
"How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down."
With her eyes smiling, she said,
"I know the Secret!"
"What secret is that?"
To which she replied,
"I'll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others."
"The Secret is this:
I have learned there is little I can do
in my life that will make me truly happy.
I must depend on God to make
me happy and to meet my needs.
When a need arises in my life,
I have to trust God to supply
according to HIS riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don't need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that 'Secret', I am happy."
The questioner's first thought was,
"That's too simple!"
But upon reflecting over her own life
she recalled how she thought a bigger house
would make her happy, but it didn't!
She thought a better paying job
would make her happy, but it hadn't.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren,
playing games, eating pizza or reading a story,
a simple gift from God.
Now you know it too!
We can't depend on people to make us happy.
Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that.
Trust HIM!
And now I pass the Secret on to you!
So once you get it, what will you do?
YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too!
That GOD in His wisdom will take care of YOU!
But it's not really a secret...
We just have to believe it and do it...
Really trust God!
In everything you do, put GOD first, and he will direct you and crown your effort with success.
(Proverbs 3:6)



Jen said...

I love simple Truths....so often, I want to make it more complicated than Jesus has made it.


The Preacher's Wife said...

loved this...been missing you!! :))


Mindy said...

THANK YOU for your always encouraging words and your prayers. They are helping!
In HIM -

Shelly said...

That God in His wisdom will take care of us! YES!

Mish said...

Wow so precious real words of wisdom. Always praying for you. Lots of Hugs and Kisses from Malawi.

Gretchen said...

Amen and amen. My Bible Study is going to do the "Becoming a Woman of Freedom" this fall. Can't wait!

(((hugs, Grammy!)))

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Amen! Great post.

Smiles and Blessings,
Angel ( Angel Mama )