It's been said that we should seek to find our happiness in this world, and it's not that I completely disagree with that statement, but I think many people come to that same idea but from a much different direction than I would choose. God desires that we have happiness. I believe that. What He doesn't want for us is this phoney, false sense of security we gain from the world. And yet, if that is what we go after in life, God will not stand in our way.
I know a woman changed by God's point of view. The understanding came to her suddenly and with total clarity. God showed her so clearly where her life was going, and it was done without words, but it came to her as an understanding within her spirit which God brought to her. In that moment, she understood her need for Christ. God waits patiently. He gives us time and if we pay attention, His Spirit is speaking to us of God's tender love and compassion so deep He would go to any length to have us with Him. That's clear because we can understand the solid truth of that based on what Jesus did for us that terrible day on the cross.
I believe God wants to give us time in life to respond to the invitation. I think the world gets greatly in the way of the kind of understanding we need to have. The amount of distraction is a little mind-boggling at this point. But listen, stop and pay attention - tune out the world for a time and begin to ask God to show you and He will hear you. He will respond. There are any number of promises recorded in scripture regarding God's desire to see us whole, and the only possible way to that "fullness of understanding" is through God's Spirit. That's the promise Jesus gave and will always remain true to. "I will send the helper..." And so, seek to find your happiness - absolutely - and find it you will, through Christ.