Why Am I Happy?
What would it take to make you happy?
That question was asked of 52,000 Americans in Psychology Today. These were their answers: friends or social life; job; being in love; recognition and success; personal growth; good financial situation; having a house or apartment; being attractive and beautiful; my religion; recreation and exercise; being a parent, marriage. The interesting thing about this is most of the attempts to find happiness are through external situations instead of internal.
The popular idea of happiness is this: having the right circumstances. It's what some call "when and then" thinking.
- "When I get out of school, then I'll be happy.”
- "When I get a job, then I'll be happy.”
- "When I get married, then I'll be happy.”
- "When I have kids, then I'll be happy.”
- "When the kids leave home, then I'll be happy;”
Many people even pray about being happy. "God, please bless me so that I will be happy." And God wants to bless you. But the blessings of God are often more than a new car, a bigger salary, and a better lifestyle.
In the teaching series, “Happy," join us as we experience what the Bible has to say about being HAPPY.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." -Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)
Over the next few weeks, join us at Cooper City Church of God as we will learn that you can be happy in spite of your circumstances.
Sunday Mornings at 8:30am & 11:00am.
9191 Stirling Road. |. Copper City, FL. |. 33318