MAY 2018 Blog
What MOTIVATES you? What is the igniting spark that gets you up in the morning with expectation? In order to fully answer that we must get to the root of "motivation" and that word is MOTIVE.
Motive is defined as a reason, our intent, and literally thoughts that drive our actions. Motive is often hidden until it becomes revealed through motivation. A person can DO all the right things, but if their motive is an ulterior hidden agenda it corrupts their deeds and eventually becomes exposed.
NOTE: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The WORD of God, (the Constitution of His Kingdom) examines the deep places in us and distinquishes between the THOUGHTS (origins) that become INTENTS (motives). This is not to condemn us but to correct us to stay set in the blueprint of PURPOSE He designed us to be.
There is always a WHY to every WHAT we do, and if we keep that WHY pure, our heart and mind stays renewed. ICorinthians 11:28a says; "Let a man examine himself..." and 1Corinthians 11:31 says; "For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged."
Psalm 139:23-24; Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. IPeter 3:4 calls this the "Hidden man of the heart."
In Galatians 5:9 it reads; "A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." Even a seemingly justified persuit, if not put to the test of true INTENT can become corrupted. Here's an example: Is our MOTIVE as pastors and leaders, to REACH people, or to GET people? What's the difference? GET is to OBTAIN and KEEP for self preservation, but to REACH is to EXTEND and ENRICH people in their God ordained purpose.
If our MOTIVES and INTENTS are in line with the two edged sword of God's Word, our MOTIVATION will never wear out, and will actually increase and reveal greater advance of VISION. Sometimes our unchecked thoughts become clouded intents and we can't see what God is saying. Psalm 51:6: "Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom."
It's more important than ever to prepare for a time of acelerated increase, advance, and progress as Ambassadors of God's Kingdom because the world is beginning to ask for answers they didn't even know they had questions for.
Psalm 24:3-5: Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. The prayer for I'm praying for my life and ministry into all the world is, "God, keep me PURELY MOTIVATED! How about you?
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