We're living in a day where motivations are moving people to do very good and very poorly. What we are seeing is that a persons motivation is a culmination of their lifestyle, their upbringing, and most of all their belief system.
Motivations are not something that we can control if we've not already shaped our motivations towards godly thoughts and actions. As Jesus said, a tree is known by his fruit. So we need to pay attention to the kinds of trees that we are, because the fruit, the outcomes, of our lives are the result of the type of trees (or persons) we are.
Out of all the motivating forces in life, the greatest motivator is love. The apostle Paul wrote about the various spiritual gifts that Christ followers possess and exhibit. Many are motivated by their gifts, both spiritual and natural. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:13, "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
God is love, so when we are motivated by love, we are being motivated by God's greatest attribute.
The Apostle Paul went on to write in 1 Corinthians 14
4, Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 [love] does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, [love] is not provoked, [love] thinks no evil; 6 [love] does not rejoice in iniquity, [love] rejoices in the truth; 7 [love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.
Love is the motivating power that never fails! Check the podcast and the video of my message from October 30, "Motivation: Why we do what we do"
God bless, have a great day and be encouraged.
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