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So, what is solution?
I am deeply convinced that we become happy not because we seek to be happy, but when we strive to be fruitful, when we do our best to find out and to fulfill our life’s mission. Happiness is a by-product of fruitfulness.
Jesus knew that He came from God, and was going back to God. He was fully aware of fact that God sent Him with a specific mission. Do we know that all these truths apply to us as well?
"I choose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit" (John 15:16).
This call is not something forced upon us from an outside by an arbitrary God. Our call consists of all that is most natural and most essential for us. We cannot separate ourselves from our appointment without violating of ourselves. The cost of disobedience to our life’s mission is a life of an inner division and turmoil.
"I am wine, and you are branches. He who abides in Me, and I in Him, bears much fruit… If anyone does not abide in me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered, and they gather them and throw them into fire" (John 15:5-6).
Jesus spoke of an inner fire of guilt, stress, dissatisfaction and tension that burns within minds of those who don’t come to consciousness of their unity with God, and, therefore, remain unfruitful. However, to those who are obedient to their call, He gave a wonderful promise:
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done to you" (John 15:7).
All things are added to those who seek Kingdom of God above all else. All desires will be granted to those who put God’s desires first in their life. But how can we be sure of that? There is only one way, and it is our personal experience.
It does not matter whether you agree or disagree with central thought of this article. What really important is whether you are willing to try and prove it for yourself. All intellectual reasoning in world cannot substitute one practical application of an idea.
Andrei Yashurin is a non-denominational minister, author, translator and an Internet publisher from Russia. His ministry in 2 languages reaches more than 3,000 people every month. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.your-time-now.com