Why Are You Doing That? - Friday's Dose - 1st March 2013

 Friday's Dose - 1st March 2013

Why Are You Doing That?

Today's Scripture

"People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives." - Proverbs 16:2 NLT.

Thoughts for Today

The Bible tells us that God is our Banner. Are we giving allegiance to him as our banner? Are we motivated in life by him and all he represents?

What is the driving force in your life? Your personal relationship with Christ? Or perhaps you are motivated by a desire for success. Success in business, career, accumulating wealth. Success in relationships, popularity, influence. Or even success in ministry.

These kinds of successes can be good as long as a desire for success is not what motivates us. God examines our motives. Our first desire should be to please God to grow in our personal relationship with him to discover his purpose for our journey and to desire that above all else.

Consider this...

Think about your goals. Perhaps they are good, positive goals. But consider your motivation. Are you seeking to accomplish those goals so that you will feel good about yourself? So that others will honor and respect you? Or is your primary motivation to please God and accomplish what he is calling you to do.

Sometimes we start out with the right motives, but with success a subtle shift in motive begins to take place. We listen to the praise. We look at the numbers. And we want more. Our focus turns to the accomplishments, rather than the One who enables us to succeed.

It is good for all of us to have a reality check from time to time. Why are we doing what we are doing? If the banner flying over us has become success rather than Jehovah Nissi God our Banner we need to step back and re group.

Prayer : "Our Loving Father, help me to focus my allegiance on you, my Banner, rather than on a banner of success. Forgive me for those times I've done the right thing for the wrong reasons. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy: Daily Devotionals Team