Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. Psalm 26:2
Since the early conception of The Remedy, I’ve been thinking a lot deeper into the importance of knowing the purposes of what we pursue. The scripture above is one that I’ve began to meditate on recently. It is very much my desire for God to check my motives on a daily basis. I find that the motives and the meditation of my heart is the driving force behind my “why”.
What is a “why”? Why (adv): for what reason or purpose
“Why” ultimately speaks to those you seek to serve. If your heart and motives are in the right place, it will also bring fulfillment to you.
If your motives and heart are in the wrong place, whatever you establish will most likely lack longevity. When you’re only after the money, notoriety, power, etc. it will show through and repel people from you. I mean… look at Donald Trump. It’s pretty obvious that he didn’t become president because he cares about serving the greater good. It shows strongly through his countenance, his speech, and decision making. Because of that hundreds of thousands of women around the world marched in protest of him. I don’t what that for you, sis (or bro).
Even when we think we’re doing something right, all will be able to see when it’s wrong. They may not catch on right away, but it will indeed show.
Therefore, whenever you get that bright idea and embark on a new endeavor, stop and ask God to examine you. You should also examine yourself in an honest manner.
As the age old saying goes, “check yourself before you wreck yourself.”
Take a listen to the latest episode of The Remedy where we discuss our own personal purposes behind our individual endeavors.