mixtures of motives

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I was asked to share again at the round table discussion on Survival Skills for Everyday Living. Airing on our local radio station, via podcast and available on their site. My previous visit was discussing Inspiration, this week our topic is Motives.

The WHY of our actions and beliefs.

Do our actions come from goodness, greed, compassion, or envy?

Are we trying to measure up, retaliate or cover fear?

How often to we test our heart and motives?

To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.

All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
but motives are weighed by the Lord.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:1-3


8 thoughts on “mixtures of motives

  1. Tough one lovely. Motivation prompted by the skein that is His Word leaves me fearful. Measuring up to His Word seems daunting. Just counting on His loving mercy manifested by the sacrifice of His Son. Got me with this one.

  2. Good post – thought-provoking. I think genuine faith is all about pure motives; not “doing good” to “earn points,” but out of love and thankfulness to Christ for His sacrifice.

  3. The not so funny part is that sometimes right actions are done with wrong motives and God does amazing things to turn the motives. Many more thoughts do come. He is the truest! Peace and joy to you!!

  4. I love that Proverbs verse!! I do a lot less fretting when I commit things to the Lord, put it all in His hands. God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo

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