“…but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law…” Galatians 5:22 (NKJV)

One of the things the devil uses to plague the children of God again and again is grief, sadness and sorrow. And because God’s people are most times ignorant of the devices of the devil, they give in to it and stay sad for a long period of time. However, this is not the pattern of life God wants us to live. Sadness, grief and sorrow are all the tools of the devil to make you weak in faith and keep you down in life. But it is your responsibility to ensure that this does not become the case. Make up your mind you will stand up to the devil and let him know that sadness is not part of your DNA. Until and unless you make this decision, he will always come again and again to taunt you and tempt you.

So it is important that you fight to stay happy at all times, even when situation does not warrant it. Something I learnt many years ago, is that no matter how sad you become, it does not change anything, so why stay sad? You must understand that nobody gets trophy for staying sad, so avoid it. You might say but sir how is it possible to stay happy when things keeps coming up that makes you angry and bitter? Well, it is simple, refuse to allow the external affairs of things to determine the internal affairs of your life. It is just a decision you need to make. No matter how, things go wrong, do not allow your happiness to come from the things that happens around you. Rather, let your inner joy and peace control the things around you. You might now say but how can I make this happen? Just get rid of the sadness and choose to be happy. One of the fruit of the fruits that the Spirit of God produces in you, is joy. So lean on Him and you will be overwhelmed with joy. Fix your focus on Him and what He is doing in your life and refuse you see what the devil is doing. If you will apply this little principle, you will be amazed how joyful you will be every day of your life. Remember, being joyful is nobody’s responsibility but yours. Only you can make it happen, so make it happen and put the devil where He belongs. If there is a situation on ground that is bringing you sadness, don’t get sad about it. Go to God in prayers and get it fixed. Remember, when “…the righteous cry out, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles…” Halleluiah!


Sadness is never a solution for any problem, it only adds to it, so get rid of it!


Father I thank you for helping me understand why sadness needs to be kept far from me, I declare that joy is my portion always and I choose to stay that way even when situations don’t seem to warrant it. Because I know that through my joy, I conquer all situations in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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