A great quote that you might be familiar with reads, “I love people who make me laugh. I
honesty think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” (Audrey Hepburn)
Ladies, if you’re going to spend your life with someone, make sure he’s someone you enjoy being with. Life can be depressing enough without being married to Mr. Depression or Mr. Worrywart. Yes, he needs to be a good provider, read his Bible, and be a spiritual leader, but you know, if you’re going to wake up next to this guy every morning, is he a fun person to be with? It’s good to be with someone who is a hard worker and responsible, but it’s also important to be able to enjoy life together.
I believe God is a fun God. The Bible says that in His presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11) and that He sits in the heavens and laughs (Psalm 2:4). So, He has a sense of humor and is happy! God is not a depressed, angry, irritable workaholic. Jesus dealt with all kinds of problems when He lived on this planet, and yet He said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30 KJV). So, as crazy, messed up, and chaotic as this world is, God is not walking around worried, burdened down, and carrying the weight of it on His shoulders. He’s happy, walking in joy, and full of laughter.
The Bible says we’re to be imitators of God as dear children (Ephesians 5:1). So, that means you need to enjoy the life He’s given you. And if you’re going to do that, then the person you marry ought to be somebody who’s fun to be around and that you enjoy being with.
The Take Away:
Make sure the person you choose to spend your life with is someone you love doing life with. Take a good look at the person you’re dating—do they make you laugh? What things do you have in common that you enjoy doing together just for fun? Life is more than working to pay bills and shouldering responsibilities. Those things are important, but God wants us to enjoy the life He’s given us and enjoy each other.