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What Makes You Happy - August 25, 2019

Review: What Makes you happy?

- No Thing

- Sowing

- Peace, especially with God

As long as you are all about you, you won’t be happy.

You can’t acquire, consume, or exercise your way to happiness. 

You can serve and volunteer your way to happiness.

University of Chicago Study: What are the most fulfilling jobs or careers?

Most Satisfying Jobs: care for others, teach others, protect others, or creative jobs.

A study in the UK: Is there a connection between happiness and selflessness and serving others?

Over the 20 years, they found less depression, less heart disease, less stress, and less drug use in teens, less unplanned pregnancies

How can selfless behaviors make us happier?

Divine Design

Sin separates into our own self-centered world. God's design was for us to be selfless.

Galatians 5:19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.

Contrasted against:

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.

Galatians 5:23… Against such things, there is no law."

At a funeral, how do we measure the value of a life?

Do not become smaller through selfishness.

Become greater by selflessness.

If it is all about you, you'll never be happy

You were designed by the giver of life to give your life away.

Happy is the man or woman or child or youth who gives their life away.