Godly Goals Are Motivated By Love

Let love be your highest goal. 1 Corinthians 14:1a (NLT)

"Everything you do must be done with love." 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NLT)

God is more interested in why you do what you do than what you do. Godly goals -- the kind God will bless -- must be motivated by love.

People can be motivated by many things when they set goals -- peer pressure; guilt, greed, materialism, revenge, pride, envy, or jealousy. But God will only bless goals that are motivated by love.

The Bible says everything you do must be done with love. So every goal you set should be for God’s glory, and every goal you set must be motivated by love. The Bible says, “Everything you do must be done with love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14 NLT)

The love that motivates us can be our love for Jesus or our love for other people. That's called the Great Commandment: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. When a goal moves you to love God more or love other people more, then God will get behind that goal.

The Bible says, “No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” (1 John 4:12 NLT)

Otherwise, if you set goals without love, then people become tools in your life and you stop seeing them as human beings; instead, you see them as projects and that keeps you from learning how to love. God wants us to spend our time on earth learning how to love him and to love others.


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