What’s my motivation?


I’m questioning my own motivation for doing what I do. Being motivated to help people sounds like a good thing, but it’s a “good” that is not good enough.

“If our devotion is to the cause of humanity, we will be quickly defeated and broken-hearted, since we will often be confronted with a great deal of ingratitude from other people. But if we are motivated by our love for God, no amount of ingratitude will be able to hinder us from serving one another.”

Oswald Chambers​, My Utmost For His Highest​, Feb 23

I am convinced that my love for God – and therefore my motivation to serve – is directly proportional to my own measure of my need for God; my need of His grace because of my sin; my need of His salvation.

I need a renewed comprehension of my complete and utter lostness apart from God’s grace. I need to be motivated to serve others to the measure of my love for God. Not to the measure of people’s ascribed value, gratitude or acceptance of my service!



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