Today we are going to look at what motivates our heart by looking specifically at Proverbs 21:2 ~ “A person may think their ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.”
There have been many times in my life when I have justified my actions and motivations and walked my own way. But during this time, I not only wasn’t in God’s Word, but I didn’t care to follow His wisdom. I was living for me, believing my ways were right, doing what made me happy, and pleasing my flesh.
When I finally surrendered my life and wanted to be obedient to God, I had to realign my motives to God’s will and what He says in His Word. I needed to stop chasing after the desires of the flesh and live the kind of life God wanted for me.
Galatians 5:19-21 says, “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”
Once we know the truth and wake up out of our flesh, we must live a life pleasing to God and consistently question ourselves and what truly motivates our hearts. My prayer is that when God weighs our motives and searches our hearts, He will find love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (See Galatians 5:22-23).

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