What’s My Motivation

Bart May

This week in my priority time, I was slapped in the face by the following verses from 1 Thessalonians.

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. 1 Thess. 2:4-6

Few things are ever done without a core motivation. There are times that I could be doing good things for the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, there are times that my motivations are based on flattery, greed or glory. Socrates wrote about the importance of self-examination. He wrote that if you wanted to make a difference in the world, you constantly…

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