What satisfies my soul will make me truly happy?

External stuff is good for a time but doesn’t last. A good shopping trip, a nice bottle of wine, a promotion at work or whatever it is for us, can make us feel happy but probably only until next time. I might feel happy and feel satisfied especially if I don’t realise that there is an alternative.

But there is.

True happiness, a satisfied soul, is about more than what stuff I have or don’t have. Maybe it’s more about how I position my internal riches, how I see myself in relation to God. That I choose to hunger and thirst for right standing with God rather than the latest gadget or financial gain. Which begs the question – why do I sometimes still try and satisfy my soul with external stuff, continue to make do with ‘things’ that will only fall short?

My answer is that I don’t know why. However, I do know that God wants me to be truly happy and blessed. To be filled with the fullness of God, to receive the blessings that come from being ‘spiritually desperate’, from having an eye for Jesus, being repentant, from living a life of meekness, and always maintaining a hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Perhaps this is just me but this is the Jesus lifestyle I am called to live. I know it’s not easy but it’s definitely worth it.


I read the Amplified Bible translation of Matthew 5:3 and saw that it describes BLESSED like this ~ to be happy, to be envied, to be spiritually prosperous, those who experience God’s favour and the revelation of His matchless grace.

We all want to be BLESSED. Well I know I do. I just need to make sure it’s the right kind of blessed. It’s just a thought. After all maybe when I speak of being blessed, if I’m honest I often mean materially blessed. Nothing wrong with that, God wants the best for me. Just as I do for my kids.

Hope you saw the difference though. It is subtle but it’s definitely there.

Blessed doesn’t necessarily mean materially prosperous.

Blessed from the perspective of Jesus is about being spiritually prosperous, it’s about experiencing the favour of God on my life. Now that changes my focus, it changes my prayer and it’s definitely changing what I hunger & thirst for’. How about you?