I have met with some people who said to me “Whitney i’m sorry but i can’t laugh nor enjoy my life. My problems are consuming me.” Even when I try to tickle them. They focus intensely on finding a solution and they won’t relax or enjoy life until the problems are solved. I often wonder; if the problem takes four years to get solved, does it mean they will wait for four years before they get to laugh or enjoy life? And if the problem doesn’t get solved in their life time, it automatically means they will never know laughter or enjoy their life through out their life time right?.
I know there are times we need to address urgent matters and there are times we need to apply spiritual disciplines in our lives, but we don’t have to live under constant pressure or rigid demands. It’s very unhealthy. Choosing to laugh, be joyful and take a light hearted approach to many things in life will do more than make you a pleasant person. Nehemiah 8:10 (KJV)  Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. 

Let’s think about this for a little while; How strong or confident are we when we are discouraged, depressed, or even down in the dumps? Not so strong right? What if I told you that you can be strong, you can find joy in the midst of all trouble and obstacles? Yes, all you have to do is allow God fill you with joy and you will begin to feel as though nothing wrong happened and you can do just about anything.
Many times, when Satan comes against us, he is simply trying to steal our joy. He wants us to fear, despair or have a negative outlook on life because he knows if he can dampen our joy, he can steal our strength. In order to stay strong, we must stay joyful. sometimes good things end in tears , so that you can have new ones with the smiles.

Start by smiling a lot, rejoice in the Lord always, find every obstacles as stepping stone to greater heights. “Philippians 4:4.”.  Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears and always remember you find strength for anything when you have joy in you.

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talk, and Penprofile.com. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, which is writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing you with life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for helping clients set tangible goals. She is incredibly helpful and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others to achieve their goals as well. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and on various websites have learned from her writing style and it has helped them to get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped so many bloggers and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading all of her amazing posts. She loves dessert especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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