Words To Live By
As you go about your daily life do you ever think what motivates you? Sure, we all have reasons for doing the things we do; we need clean clothes so we do the laundry, we get hungry and want to feed our family so we shop and cook, we want our careers to go well so we go to work on time and follow the company rules. But, at the heart of all these things is the bigger WHY. What is our true motivation in all of this?
I Corinthians 16:14 reveals the answer to the big WHY. No matter how small or mundane the task or how big and important the job, we are to do all things from a place of LOVE. Think about how doing all the different things throughout the day might take on a sense of new importance if we think about its connection to LOVE. Perhaps the drudgery or boring aspects would suddenly disappear. Maybe the irritations with others would lessen. Is it possible that the very act of whatever we put our hands to will suddenly become acts of praise and worship to the living Lord when our motivation in all things becomes LOVE?
As we enter into holy week, may we go forth remembering the sacrifice made by Jesus for each of us. And may our motivation in doing all things come from this greatest example of LOVE.