“All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.” – Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal suggested a simple truth. All men seek Happiness. No one faced with a decision will every say “I think I’ll chose this one, because I’ll like it least.” So the problem isn’t our desire for happiness, its what we find our happiness in.
So lets set our minds on Heaven, and find our happiness in the knowledge that all this will fade away, and we will be in Glory with Christ forever.
12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death. (ESV)
9 The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it? (ESV)
3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (ESV)
11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (ESV)
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (ESV)