What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?
Did you know that you can do very spiritual things that are still rooted in self ?
You can sing in the choir, lifting up songs to God, but your motive could be to be seen by men. You can become a leader or go into ministry because you want to feel important. That is why God looks at the heart and He checks our motives (1 Samuel 16:7).
Wrong motives will not please God. We can fool men who look at the outward demonstrations…but God knows the truth and He will not be pleased.
Check your motives. Ask yourself if you need to be in charge. Do you need to have your opinion followed? Then ask yourself if it is about God. Will God be pleased?
The only way to be in the will of God and to have the mind of God is to go the way of the cross. Our motives should be to please God-not ourselves-to give Him pleasure.
We were created for His pleasure, according to Revelation 4:11. God is pleased with us when our motives are selfless instead of selfish.
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