By Kevin Sorbo – Sorbo Studios

January is the time for new beginnings – a renewal in our lives.

January is also for resolutions – and for breaking them! We avoid the issue by not making them, to begin with. LOL

We recently saw a post on Instagram: Do what makes you happy!

This sentiment reflects our predominantly non-Christian culture but it’s a lie. Because…what does make you happy? Is that happiness long term? Is it reliable?

Chasing happiness is a fool’s errand because happiness is fleeting. Remember that childhood Christmas gift that you were just dying to receive? And then, once you got it, how quickly it tarnished, faded, or you simply lost interest? Then, on to the next.

 

Our founders believed in “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” How did our founders, who created the most successful and generous country in the history of the world, define happiness?

Not the way the world defines it, trust us.

For the founders, happiness was understood (in Aristotle’s terms) as fulfillment of one’s purpose. This, of course, implies purpose behind one’s life, that we were all created and not evolved from some primordial goo.

So, as Christians, how should we respond to the “Do what makes you happy!” crowd? By doing only things that make us happy? Or by doing only things that do not? Is there a “happy” medium?

The Christian admonition is do things that are pleasing to the Lord, and in pleasing Him, we find joy.

Philippians 4:8-9, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever

is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is

admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it

into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

About Kevin Sorbo: ACTOR︱PRODUCER︱DIRECTOR

Famous for his work as the titular character on the number-one, worldwide hit TV series, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, Kevin always strived to bringing hopeful messages and meaningful entertainment to all. After Hollywood’s wokeness spread wide, Kevin forged his own path. Already a successful actor, director, and producer he founded Sorbo Studios to breathe traditional values and uplifting content back into the fabric of American culture.  As an author, producer, and mentor, Kevin is dedicated to creating stories that inspire and nurture the soul. Kevin Sorbo is happily married to his bride of over 25 years, Sam Sorbo, and they have three nearly-grown children who they homeschooled.

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