Integrity Moments - May 26, 2017

 

Do a Motive Inventory

After several years of unhappy marriage, Gina and I realized we married for many wrong reasons. Instead of ending our marriage, we turned to God, whom we believed had a higher purpose for our marriage. In time, our marriage healed and became healthy.

I meet people who insist God told them to make some business decision. But their lives show very little fruit.

We don’t always understand our motives. Our desires can blind us from seeing reality. Yet, God wants good for us, often more than we want for ourselves. Wrong motives produce wrong outcomes, often at a high price of time, money, and wounded relationships.

People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Proverbs 3:15

Before you make any major decision, get some experienced, truth-telling friends to help you examine your motives.

Today’s “Integrity Moment” is adapted with permission from the writings of Phillip Cohen.

 

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