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The Secret


A woman named Vicki once knew a young person at church named Susan. 
Susan always seemed effervescent and happy, although Vicki knew she 
had faced struggles in her life. Her long-awaited marriage had quickly
ended in divorce. She had struggled to get a grip on her single life.
She hadn't chosen it, but she decided she would live it with utmost 
enjoyment and satisfaction. Susan was active in Sunday school, in the 
choir, as a leader of the junior high girls' group, and in the church 
renewal movement. Vicki enjoyed knowing Susan. Susan's whole face 
seemed to smile.

One day Vicki asked Susan, "How is it that you are always so happy, 
you have so much energy, and you never seem to get down?"

With her eyes smiling, Susan said, "I know the Secret!"

"What secret is that?" "What are you talking about?" Vicki asked.

Susan replied, "I'll tell you all about it, but you have to promise 
to share the Secret with others."

Vicki agreed, "Okay, now what is it?"

The Secret is this: "I have learned there is little I can do in my 
life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me 
happy and meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to 
trust God to supply according to HIS riches. I have learned most of 
the time I don't need half of what I think I do. He has never let 
me down." Since I learned that Secret I am happy.

Vicki's first thought was, That's too simple! But upon reflecting 
over her own life she recalled how she thought a bigger house would 
make her happy -but it didn't! She thought a better-paying job would 
make her happy -but it hadn't. When did she realize her greatest
happiness? Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren, playing games,
eating pizza or reading a story, a simple gift from God. Susan knew
the secret, Vicki learned the secret, and now you know it too!

We can't depend on people to make us happy. Only GOD in His wisdom 
can do that. Trust HIM!


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