“Good” vs. “Great” things in life. After mulling that topic over for the past week, God really hit me this morning with another big word…Motivation. Webster’s defines motivation as “a motivating force, stimulus, or influence.” What influences me to do the things that I do? When I am trying to sort between “good” and “great” things in my life, what helps me make that decision?
Proverbs 3:5-6 tell us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Too often, I motivate myself, based on my own desires. While what I desire may be a “good” thing, I may just miss that “great” thing that God had in mind. This quote from Oswald Chambers really hit home with me: