As I am forced to see the outcome of others perceived righteous indignation on small and large scales. I find myself acting with a renewed sense of purpose. I will be Joyous and Free.
Let me start by examining my words. I’ve inserted definitions of the words I’m using to describe a state of being, I desire.
World English Dictionary
1.having a happy nature or mood
1.a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment
2.something causing such a feeling; a source of happiness
3.an outward show of pleasure or delight; rejoicing
— adj (and foll by from ) , freer , freest
1.able to act at will; not under compulsion or restraint
2.a.having personal rights or liberty; not enslaved or confined
b. ( as noun ): land of the free
3.not subject (to) or restricted (by some regulation, constraint, etc); exempt: a free market ; free from pain
4.(of a country, etc) autonomous or independent
5.exempt from external direction or restriction; not forced or induced: free will
I think I’ll take two number 1’s and a number 5 please. Can you super-size that?!
· How does one become Joyous and Free?
I shall strive to be of a happy nature, with deep feelings of true happiness. While living in a condition of contentment. Released from the attachment of external direction or restriction of another’s will
My first act towards this goal – I refuse to be pushed or provoke into a state of aggression/ depression for someone else’s agenda. This is supported by my God given right of free will. Thus, provides me the choice to take action and not react to blatant acts of hostility. I choose to turn the other cheek. My action will be to turn it over to God.
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
· Is it possible to be Joyous and Free all the time?
I realize that I am a Human Being designed by God, in God’s likeness, but I am not God in wholeness. I take my will back from God often. As, I grow during my journey I am quicker to recognize my slip and correct it much sooner than ever before. As in The Lord’s Prayer “ Thy will be done”. The more I model my ways in this light, the more often I will experience joy and freedom.