Happy Jesus Day: What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning, knowing what you have to look forward to? Is it your family, friends, fame, power/success, money, praise from others, or living for the Lord? A life with purpose will motivate and give you a sense of fulfillment. People are inspired, by many different things, they provide for their family, to make someone close to them proud, or to accomplish a difficult job. At the root of what motivates us is often self-centeredness, unlike our neighbors or friends who often only see our outward actions. God is the one who examines our hearts and our motivation(1 Samuel 16:7; Proverb 16: 2; Jeremiah 12:3; 17;10). The Bible tells us that our motivation should not be a selfish gain or seeking approval based on our own merits; our motivation should come from God and the desire to obey and honor Him.
What Motivate You?