Why are you doing what you do?

Monday, January 10, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. 

Why do we act? What are the motivations behind our actions?

We sometimes act because we feel badly when we see a need. Sometimes taking action makes us feel better. Sometimes we act because we "need to be needed."

I want to suggest that these are all lesser motivations that are not sustainable in the long run and can lead to manipulation by others. Living and acting only by "feeling" is like riding a roller coaster!

Taking action "in the name of Jesus" means that we act based on God's purpose/plan and under His authority. Giving thanks to Father God in the midst of our actions keeps us focused on the right priorities.

Have a blessed and fruitful day!