What Makes You Happy - Part 6

You're Not Enough

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

You can't fulfill you.

You cannot acquire, consume or even exercise your way to happiness.

You can serve and volunteer your way to happiness.

How can behaving selflessly make myself happier?

How can emptying myself leave me feeling so full?


Sin separates us into our own self-centered worlds.

You've got to find a way to give yourself a way.

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.  Galatians 5:16 NLT

The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
Galatians 5:17 NLT

But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.  Galatians 5:18 NLT

When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21 NLT

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  
Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 
Galatians 5:24 NLT

Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Galatians 5:25 NLT

How do we measure the value of a life?

The value of a life is always measured by how much of it was given away.

If it's all about you, you'll never be happy.

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