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Purify My Motives, Lord

Posted by on January 23, 2015

Businessman Thinking on Steps


Every day when I begin my daily activities, I ask God to be in charge, to give me ideas for my stories. Sounds like a really spiritual thing to do. Right? In my case, wrong.


A lot of times I have to examine my motives. If I’m honest, I like asking God to guide my day because I know His way is better than mine, not because I truly want him to be in charge. Does that make sense?


Or gathering ideas for my stories. I plead with God to help me write a more compelling plot because I know His thinking is more creative and fresh than mine. Sometimes I go to Him red faced and confess my intentions are not pure.


We can ask God to help us because He’s better at it than us. But I think the ultimate reason should be because we love Him and want to please Him, putting Him first in our lives. Honestly I don’t think our thinking will be completely righteous until we see him face to face. We’re still living in this body of sin daily and battling our fleshly desires.


“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23.


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