Watch your motivations!

Saturday, 21 August 2010.

Have you ever been shopping and tried on a top that you know isn’t right for you and yet the sales assistant raves about it? In fact, the top can be completely wrong for you – wrong colour, wrong shape, everything! But what does the shop assistant say? “Oh it’s gorgeous – you should totally get that!” Her motivation? To make a sale.

Proverbs 21:2 says, “People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart (NLT).” The Message puts it like this, “We justify our actions by appearances; God examines our motives.”

We all have times when the motivations of our heart are not good. Indeed, on the surface we can appear to be kind, loving or doing the right thing, but underneath our true thoughts and feelings are the opposite.

A Girl of Wisdom is aware of the motivations of her heart. She prays and asks God to reveal what is going on inside her and seeks to align her heart with the Word of God.

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