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“Mixed motives twist life into tangles; pure motives take you straight down the road.” Proverbs 21:8 MSG
“We justify our actions by appearances; GOD examines our motives.” Proverbs 21:2 MSG
“You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” James 4:2,3
“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.” James 4:7-8
Some of you probably thought I forgot to use the whole word "Motivation" in the title. But today I just want to use Motive. The Word Motive means "something that causes a person to act in a certain way, do a certain thing, an incentive to do something". It also means "the goal or object of a person's actions". I've watched enough crime drama's to know that if your going to prove a person guilty, you must have a Motive. What is Your Motive today? Believe me, I've been there when it comes to being unmotivated to face the beginning of the week. So if you do not have the Motivation to move today and start this week off with a bang, than lets shorten the word. Lets deal with your Motive.
Is there anything out there that causes you to act, to go after your goals? A person, a thing, a place that you picture in your mind that helps you strive or go further today. If you’re having a hard time being motivated today, find a Motive that pushes you past your situation. Find your Passion and use that to push you today. Always remember, “Real Passion Defeats Completely!” Let your Passion defeat your non-motivation. Let your Passion be your Motive! Than you can see Motivation take over!