"Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God." -Robert Schuller
Joylessness is often fueled by thought processes that are happening below our level of consciousness. I want to unpack and expose some common "joy stealers" over the next few months. (By the way "stealers" is not a word...for those of you with perfectionistic/analytic tendencies...read on!) The enemy of our souls wants us to stay bound in our joylessness by using common and uncommon tactics. Nevertheless, I want to expose the lies we tend to believe about ourselves and our faith that steals our joy and hope; ultimately putting a wedge between us and our creator.
Common Joy Stealers (the obvious ones):
Uncommon Joy Stealers (The not-so-obvious ones):
Lack of Contentment