Jesus said, “Whoever wants to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matt. 16:25). Which means, if you seek your own private happiness for your life, you will lose your life – and their goes your happiness. But if you give up your life for Christ, you get to keep your life – and as a consequence, find real joy. C. S. Lewis said,
“Even in social life, you will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making . . . give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it” – Mere Christianity, pg. 190
If you are easily angered and offended, have routine episodes of self-pity, are hypersensitive and wear your grievances on your sleeve, you are seeking to be happy and unwilling to serve others. You will never know true happiness until you stop seeking it. Forget yourself and give your life away. You’ll be surprised how happy you’ll be.