What Makes You Happy
Everybody wants to be happy. Everybody is on a happiness quest. For many, happiness is measured in moments. Experiences. It's elusive. Unsustainable. What about you? What makes you happy? Something comes to mind for each of us. Pastor Andy Stanley examines the ways in which we tend to define happiness and explains how that definition influences the way we pursue it. He reveals that happiness is about who, not what, and that happy people are at peace with God, with others, and with themselves.
What Makes You Happy - Session 1 - Nothing
Happiness is about “who,” not “what.” Happy people are at peace with God, others, and themselves. Sin undermines peace because it separates you from God, others, and yourself by substituting things for people. Sin makes a happy promise it can’t keep. Sin isn’t your friend. Sin kills relationships.
What Makes You Happy - Session 2 - Plan For It
Life is difficult for all of us. We face obstacles, suffer setbacks, and miss opportunities. It’s easy to allow those things to rob us of happiness. Wise people don’t find happiness in their circumstances. God has set things up so that happiness is subject to the law of the harvest. It’s an outco...
What Makes You Happy - Session 3 - Peace With God
Peace with God is possible because God has made peace with you. Your heavenly Father is looking for you whether or not you are looking for him. Why refuse God’s offer of peace? You can experience that peace when you stop resisting and striving and begin to surrender. Peace with God begins with fa...
What Makes You Happy - Session 4 - Happy Money
No amount of money will eliminate your discontentment. How you manage the money you have is the only way to eliminate discontentment and greed. Is God in control of your life or is your money in control? Money won’t make you happy, but money can contribute to your happiness if you manage it well....
What Makes You Happy Session 5 - Shoes
Is there a pleasure that is undermining your happiness, acting like a warden in your life by taking away your freedom to say no? The moment you quit prioritizing your pleasure over your happiness, it will be a good day for you and for everyone who loves you and depends on you. Maybe it’s time to ...