What are your motives?
Happy first Sunday After Labor Day (for those in the USA)! Does it feel possible that we have already passed the summer-ending/fall-beginning holiday of Labor Day? Hubby Dave and I have been disoriented about what day it is since having the 3-day weekend a week ago!
But I did just realize today is Grandparents Day, and hubby and I are blessed to have four adorable granddaughters … so far!
So onto today’s blog topic:
Have you ever pondered the motives of your heart?
Consider the following quote:
“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?