It is neither how much we have nor who we are; neither what we have done nor where we live that leads us to happiness or bitterness. Excluding extreme poverty and luxury, happiness depends not on outward conditions but inner ones. It is sought from within. Two people living in the same house, doing the same job, and having equal wealth and prestige may be happy and the other miserable. Bitterness grows as we allow anger and hatred to rule over us through comparison. Jesus had an interesting conversation with Peter after His resurrection. Peter asked Jesus about the destiny of John. Jesus hadn’t answered but teased him: “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.” Don’t shift our attention away from our course. Try to fix diligently in our mind what we have planned to do. We will move straight to our God-assigned destiny without veering off the direction. A comparison may result in bitterness, but the joy from the Lord is our strength.