There is a misconstruction out there that Christians are square, boring and straight-laced. Well, yes, some of them are. But just because Christians are placed at a higher expectation, it doesn't mean it they cannot experience joyful acts like, being silly, dancing, playing, etc.
Real Christians are joyful. Joyful in a sense that we are at a level higher than happy. Why? Because we are allowed to be so by the Holy Spirit in us. Ever hear of the phrase, "high on oneself?"
When the most dominant intention in one's life is LOVE, joyfulness follows. The fact that God is in control, in the driver's seat, and the carrier of our burdens, opens us up to a sense of freedom, liberated from everyday nuances and lies the devil throws our way. Once joyful, true Christians are not ashamed to show their carefree attitudes and would never feel guilty for being joyful. That's what God wants for us. When we are walking in His will, all others can take hike. No criticism is sharp enough to burst our bubbles. We walk around with huge smiles on our faces, so big that people start to wonder what makes us tick. To that the answer is simple... walk in the Will of God and God will handle the rest.
You see, giving into the flesh is not worth it. Fleshly pleasure is temporary. It is also very deadly, not only physically but spiritually and emotionally.
Case in point. Premarital sex. Sure it is exciting to do but ultimately, it is empty and not blessed by God. When something is not blessed by God, it is bound to collapse and deteriorate because God is not in the middle nor will He EVER be in the middle of premarital sex. A lot of people struggle with this. I don't blame them. There are people who would say, why buy the cow when you get the milk for free? Or, before I buy the car, I have to test drive it. Yes, that's funny but according to God Word, sex is meant for marriage because the sexual act unites two people as one. This is why break-ups are so painful. It is because for every time you have sex with someone, you become intimately one with him or her. After a break-up, a piece of you has gone away with that person.
Think twice or thrice or a few thousand times before indulging in acts that sin against God and ask yourself, "Was it worth it?"
When you are deep inside God's love, that is all you need to fulfill your very best joyous self, that you would not seek fulfillment from others for completion. Really, God is all we need.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!