Have you ever asked yourself why? Do you often ponder on the motives for your actions? Is it a concern that your actions carry the right motive so you do not produce a corrupt result? Has it ever crossed your mind that your motive matter most than your action?
It is a common saying that “the end of a thing justifies the means”, is that really true? Does the fact that you gave out stipends from the money you stole justify your greed and wickedness? Why do you think that because you blessed someone by your action that it justifies the fact that you were instructed not to do that in the first place?
We live in a world where men do things with all the wrong motives and they think that because it comes to a “good” end it is justified. What makes you think it is good? Want makes you think that is the end?
We do all kinds of things in churches, giving the impression that we want to please God, yet we are just pursuing our selfish ambition, and we think because people are blessed, it is okay. It is not Okay!
We go on in this foolish charade and we forget that we seek to please a God who judges the intent of our hearts and he can clearly see that we are not out to please him. We become so blinded by our success that we forget it counts for nothing before our God because he did not send us on such an assignment.
Why do we time in time out labor in works that we know would get burnt on the Day of Judgment? What keeps us so held bound by such way of living, is it the fame or the earthly gain? Why suffer to gain the favor of men and yet have no regard before God?
It is sad to see people take up all kinds of jobs or get involved in all kinds of activities just to feel important or to please some folks. Do you not know it is a waste of your God given time? Have you not heard that every time you have, you have been given for a predestined purpose and the end of such purpose is to please your creator? Or do you think your time is just to pursue all your selfish desires and that you would not give account to your creator on how you have spent the time he lent you?
Friends, this is a call for serious soul searching. Ask yourself this questions, why am I doing what I am doing? Why have I set this goals for myself? Why am I working so hard in this area of life? Is it because God has called me to labor there? Is God desiring to use me to impact lives in this area?
I started writing fully because it was the way I spoke to God and God spoke to me. I could be so burdened and start writing a poem and after writing I see that God spoke the answer while I was writing. While I did my study, I could get so much from the Holy Spirit if my biro and note pad was active. So, writing for me was a sacred thing, one which enabled me communicate my thoughts to God and in turn hear his mind on the matter that bothered me.
I was told to start up a blog to publish my thoughts but I knew it was not God’s will for me. I had attempted to compile and publish my poetry work but could not because it was not yet time for it. Writing and publishing articles only came now, because God had something he wants to make public through my writing.
I write not because I want to write, but because God has created this platform to commune with me and those who read my write Ups. This way I would not invest in writing, but bring God glory in writing.
I publish, not because I want to keep a record of published articles but because God wants to make his word to me public through writing.
It should be the burden of every Christian that God is the motivation behind their actions. Yes, that he is the instructor and that he determines how the act should end. Never come to a point where you do your own things in the name of pleasing God. Let him instruct you and lead you on the path he has set for you to please him. Let him determine how you serve him. Let not your success push you to begin to dictate your pattern of service.
No work of ours count before God except He is the author and the finisher of our works. Selah!