If you're in a good place spiritually and emotionally, stay there, because you're probably in a joyful place. Don't let anybody steal your joy. It took too long to get there, especially since you've more than likely been through alot in your life. Being joyful is not worth giving up when you finally get there. It probably took much pain that now you're convinced to where your quiet strength comes from. God was the one who got you through it and He is what helped get you to where you are now. There is no giving that up for nothing, because it came at a high price. James 1:12 says, "blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him."
So, being joyful is being blessed.
When you're joyful you don't let every little thing bother you. When you're joyful, perfection means something totally different to you -- it doesn't exist. And when you're joyful there is a youthfulness about you, it doesn't matter how old you are. It takes much joy to follow what James 1:2 says, which is: "count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness." That's why the joyful can smile a sincere smile and have a calm spirit even when chaos and hell may be going on around them. They're at peace when there's a storm in front of them. If you have joy, you have something that is cherished.
Keep your joy, you're on to something.
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