Does Motivation Matter?

Create in me a pure heart, O God; and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Can we ever do something for someone else out of a truly pure heart? If I do the right thing for the wrong reason does it “count”?

We all are inconsistent. It’s easy to point out others inconsistencies and get mad about them. It’s not so easy to be honest about how we do things for the wrong reasons or live inconsistent lives. We will all stumble and fall along the way but the difference is that some of us will fess up to it and take responsibility.

It’s so easy to cast blame onto someone else and to never take responsibility for our choices. We blame our past, our present, our families, the economy and even God Himself. But, the one thing we rarely do is to take on the responsibility and face the consequences. The thing about life is that most people can see when we screw up and are waiting for us to admit it. Have you ever had someone make excuse after excuse for why they did something? Of course you have? How do you think someone feels when you do the same to them?

We need to continually examine our hearts and make sure that they are “pure”. We can do the right thing for the right reason. But, our hearts are constantly lead astray and we can fall so easily. We need to remember that our “righteousness”, our goodness, is found in God alone. When we stumble, He remains strong. When we are at our worst, He remains Faithful. When our world is falling around us, He is our Peace.

Forever Reigns by Hillsong

You are good, You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost its sting

Oh, I’m running to Your arms,
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

Oh, I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

My heart will sing
no other Name
Jesus, Jesus

Oh, I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

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