When I used to do things that I thought would bring me pleasure, the gratification was always short lived. I had to find something else that would bring me enjoyment.
I never considered that I had very little self-respect and didn’t give much thought about the Lord.
When I started following Jesus I found that my gratefulness for what He did for me at Calvary also brought a tremendous respect and reverence for Him and my Heavenly Father. I began to place value on things I had previously regarded as insignificant. The more I engaged in doing new activities that were much more rewarding, the fruition of the effort I made to do them brought lasting satisfaction.
Now, by trying to honor Him in everything I do I am experiencing His peace, contentment and joy in much greater abundance than ever before. I pray that He will give me more of His wisdom so that I will be able to see life increasingly more from His perspective.