Posts Tagged ‘Goals’

Motives And Purposes

What motivates you?  Is it some particular activity you enjoy?  Is it a particular purpose?  All of us have motives that drive us, but I wonder how many of us have examined our own motives or the motives of others.

Let me give you an example.  There is a religious group that continually condemns racism.  On the exterior that looks positive.  However, because the group is predominately of one minority, the motive of that condemnation is to get more members and to keep the members it already has.  In fact, in that particular religious group the leadership has condemned other ethnic groups in a kind of reverse racism.  Motives are not always easy to discern.

What is important is to try to keep our own motives and purposes pure.  Only with God’s help, the Bible and the Holy Spirit can we begin to face our own flaws and overcome them.  Motives matter because God judges the heart and why we do what we do not just outward performance.

What Are The Keys To Destiny?

     As the Israelites marched into the Promised Land, God had a specified order for each tribe as they moved forward.  This order reveals the keys that each of us needs to incorporate into our life to reach our destiny.

     Levi, which means connect, was the foundation stone of God’s plan.  This tribe was placed at the center protected by all the other tribes as Israel advanced.  Similarly, our connections to God through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection need to be centrally located and protected.  Our life needs to revolve around Bible study, church attendance and other divine connections.

     Most everyone knows that Judah means praise and was out front but few know that Naphtali, which means warfare, was placed last.  With this order God identifies warfare at the rearguard as critical in reaching destiny.  The need for prayer covering while new territory is being taken cannot be emphasized enough.

     My book, Keys To Destiny, expands on this theme and is available from Revival Nation Publishing, amazon.com and to bookstores from Ingram Books and Baker & Taylor.