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Porozmýšľal si nad 3 aktivitami, ktoré ti prinášajú pocit šťastia? Napísal si ich?
3.Making Sense of Everything
Do you know anyone who doesn’t want to be happy? As we get a little older and social interactions become more important we tend to attach our hope for happiness to friendship. No one person can satisfy our immense desire for happiness.
In our adolescent years we tend to turn our attention toward pleasure. “If I have this pleasure or that pleasure, or all the pleasures at the same time, then I will be happy.” If I accomplish something great, I will stop feeling empty and dissatisfied, and I will be happy forever.” Nothing on earth can satisfy your desire for happiness.
You have a God-size hole. You cannot fill it with things, money, status, power, sex, drugs, alcohol, other people, experiences, or accomplishments. Only God can fill the hole. The hole is bigger than anything this life has to offer, but allowing God to fill it will make everything this life has to offer better. We yearn for happiness because we are created for happiness.
“The desire for God is written in the human heart because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for (CCC, 27).” This is the opening point of the first chapter of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
What does this mean for you?
The desire for God is written on your heart. It cannot be erased;
You are created by God and for God;
God never ceases to draw you to him; and
You will only find the truth and happiness you are looking for in God.
Wow! There it is. Too often we are more interested in something other than Jesus, something other than the happiness that God wants to freely give us. Who or what is at the center of your life? It is only by placing God at the center of everything that we can make sense of life. When we place something or someone else at the center of our lives we set ourselves up for a gnawing dissatisfaction.
We often see this more clearly in other people’s lives than we do in our own. If you want to make sense of everything, place God at the center of your life. Have you ever really tried it? What do you have to lose?
KEY POINT It is only by placing God at the center of everything that we can make sense of life.
ACTION STEP Place God at the center of the next decision you make by choosing not what you want or what is most advantageous to you, but what you honestly feel God wants you to do.
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Otázky na zamyslenie (zdielanie)
1. Čím ste chceli byť v detstve, v rannej mladosti?
2. Čím ste chceli byť, keď ste mali 25?
3. Túžite po tom, aby si vás ľudia vážili?
4. Kto alebo čo je v centre vášho života?
5. Čo to znamená dať Boha do centre svojho života? Skúšali ste to?
Pri nasledujúcom rozhodovaní postav Boha do stredu. Vyber si nie to, čo sa ti javí najvýhodnejšie pre teba, ale to, čo si naozaj úprimne myslíš, že Boh chce, aby si spravil.