Motives of the Heart
Happy 2 Days After Labor Day (for those in the USA)! Did yesterday feel like “second Monday” to you? Hubby Dave and I have been disoriented about what day it is since last Thursday when he had extra days off, transitioning from the job he has had for 3 1/2 years to the “new old” job he returned to yesterday! On top of that, we had a surprise visit on Labor Day from my youngest daughter, son-in-law, and three granddaughters … and then yesterday, our “second Monday,” I was having some major health issues from sinus congestion that prevented me from doing much of anything.
So here’s a belated “second Monday” inspiration! 😉
“If you don’t get whatever it is you want, can you still love God?
Will you still serve Him all the days of your life? Or are you just trying to get something from Him?
A fine line divides the motives of the heart between selfish and selfless; and we must always make sure we understand which side of the line we are standing on.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
Interesting, I was just praying about this recently – to know the difference between praying for God’s will and believing He will grant me my heart’s desire, per Psalm 37:4 — “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will grant you the desires of your heart.” Hoping the two coincide!
I guess it’s an ongoing self-test to determine what our motives are and if they are truly SELFISH or SELFLESS.
So What Are YOUR Thoughts?
Have you considered what your motives are in various areas of life?
Do you think about the lessons of the past as motivation to do what’s right in the future?