If we pursue happiness on earth, it eludes us. If we do what we feel compelled to do with our life, and it’s the right thing for us, happiness will follow. After we die, God won’t ask us if we were happy; He’ll ask what we did with what we had.
This doesn’t mean that God doesn’t want us to be happy; however, God has planned our lives so that when it aligns with His will, we are happy on earth and happy in eternity.
If we aggressively pursue happiness, we risk hurting others and ourselves, resulting in conflict and grief. Happiness isn’t a thing we can capture in a bottle and hold to ourselves. It’s not a treasure to be searched for and found. Rather, it’s like a road we walk — not a destination in itself, but part of the journey. It is only when we achieve our soul’s purpose that we’re truly happy — not the human happiness that ebbs and flows, but the inner joy and peace that come with fulfilling one’s destiny.