Higher Motivation

24 04 2008

A psychiatrist named Viktor Frankl who lived through Nazi death camps said this in his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning:’ “He who has a WHY to live can bear with almost any HOW.”

 

Dr. Frankl found that every day of being in those camps he was able to face the HOW of extreme cold, malnutrition and possible death because he was motivated by the WHY of wanting to see his family again.

 

That makes me think, what’s our motivation? Who are we living for? Why should we (BE)TTER?

 

Proverbs 16:2,3 says, “All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.”

 

Man, I want my motives to be right. I want God to be proud of me. Like most people, I want to be successful for the good of my family and my future, but God’s approval of all I do in every part of my public and private life should always be the highest priority.

 

To keep the motivation to (BE)TTER more about His pride than ours, we need to check our motives with Him every day, making sure our plans are in His plan.

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