Church last Sunday was so good that I ended up writing the sermon notes down.
The sermon was simple.
Who we are matters more to God that what we do.
This really hit me because it reminded me about the importance of motives.
It’s so tempting in our culture to focus on the what. What we are doing. What we did. What we are going to do. Or who did what or who is doing the next awesome thing.
While our actions, career choices, and what we do with our life has significance. Who we are is more important.
Our character matters more than our circumstances.
Because of this, it’s important to have questions ready to test our motives in challenging/tempting circumstances.
So here are 5 questions that we can equip ourselves with to test our motives.
1. Do I feel tempted to impress others with extra words? If so, maybe not say it.
2. Am I seeking others validation? If so maybe not do what you we’re going to do. God is our validation. Our identity is found in Christ.
3. Is this an impulsive thought? Are the next words going to be rash?
4. Are my words coming from bitterness or offense? If so then skip the next words.
5. Why am I really doing or saying this?
Who we are and why we do things is very important. These questions can help us make wise decisions when we are unsure about our motives.
Grace and Peace