Never Lose Your Laughter

By on June 1, 2015
Never lose your laughter

By Kim Chaffin –

Over the years I have had more than one person mention they were surprised by how much fun I had for being a Christian. I guess I missed the memo that said once you have been saved you will never have fun again. 

As I have grown in my walk with the Lord, there have been some things I no longer take part in because they just don’t feel right to me anymore. My laughter and desire to have fun are something I cherish and I know God would never want me to give them up.

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While trying to type this post, my phone has been going crazy with text messages from friends who are believers. They are Christians who have not found the need to give up their sense of humor. The photos they sent me had me laughing so hard that I was blessed after a very difficult week.

Sadly when I first gave my life to the Lord another believer told me that my sense of humor was not honoring to God. It was not that I was saying anything crude but I liked to have fun and I always seem to have a line for everything. Her words crushed me. I was new in my faith and I wanted to honor God so I began to shut down in the humor department. The feeling that I could no longer be funny and have fun made me wonder if I really wanted to be a part of this new life I had found. How could something that feels so good and so right mean I could no longer find joy in laughter?

Thankfully someone that I knew, and respected, pulled me aside one day and asked me if I was okay. She said, “Where is your joy? You have always been full of laughter and so much fun to be around.” My sense of humor and quick wit were a gift, she said. Apparently she felt my ability to make others laugh was important.   As I cried and shared with her what I had been told by another person, she told me that God gave us laughter for a reason and that God would never want me to give up my sense of humor.

I hope you understand the importance of laughter. Just because you are a believer in Christ it doesn’t mean you have to be serious all the time. God is a loving God, and I can’t help but think that our laughter must be music to His ears. He is more than just the God we call on in our hard times; He wants to share in our good times also. Laughter is good medicine and we all need to remember to use it. “We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”” Psalm 126:2 (NLT)  

Go ahead and laugh a little. Better yet, laugh a lot. Laugh until it hurts your stomach or until you cry. Life is a lot easier with a good laugh and a joyful heart. Never lose your laughter.

 

Kim Chaffin is a wife of 25 years, mother of two, a writer, speaker and a sold out believer in Christ. She loves to use her writing to help others see God in day-to-day things that may seem mundane. Kim is the creator of Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess and is also a monthly contributor for the Whatever Girls Ministry. Websites: www.heartfeltramblings.com and www.thewhatevergirls.com

Kim Chaffin

About Kim Chaffin

Kim Chaffin is a wife of 25 years, mother of two, a writer, speaker and a sold out believer in Christ. She loves to use her writing to help others see God in day-to-day things that may seem mundane. Kim is the creator of Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess and is also a monthly contributor for the Whatever Girls Ministry. Websites: www.heartfeltramblings.com and www.thewhatevergirls.com

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Never Lose Your Laughter