What’s your motive?

Being a part of a community is vital to one’s health.  Too often we worry about our physical health.  Less often, we get concerned about our emotional health.  And sadly, our spiritual health is something that we often believe will take care of itself.  Paul encourages us to train our spiritual bodies as well (1 Tim 4:7-8).  We are our brother’s keeper. 

So let me ask you: when you establish a relationship with one or many, do you check your motive?  In other words, are you more concerned about what God wants to teach you or are you in it for your own selfishness?  Are you really called or are you loading up your resume?  Do you hang out with people to be seen or to minister?  Are you more concerned with rubbing elbows with the elite or getting “dirty”?

It’s all about motive and ministry!  What did/would Jesus do?  Perhaps it’s time to ask ourselves why we do what we do and who we do it with.

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2 Responses to “What’s your motive?”

  1. Networking doesn’t equal community – at least the community God intends!

  2. Most of the time, I’m not really sure I’m even thinking about what my motive is when hanging out with people… is that wrong? Do we all have to have a motive?

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