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.


Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

SIGN UP FOR PASTOR RICK’S FREE DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

SIGN UP FOR DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

Special Offer

LWP-gift-bottom-left_mini

Sermons for Life Change: The Most Requested Rick Warren Sermons

Would you like to become all God intended you to be? God is in the business of changing lives and He wants to transform you into the person He created you to be-with more love, more faith, and an eternal purpose. Thousands of people have personally shared how their lives have been transformed by Pastor Rick Warren's powerful teaching so we put together a six CD collection of his most requested sermons. These are sermons you’ll want to listen to more than once and to share with your friends and family members.

REQUEST YOUR COPY

On the Radio

THOC-currentseries-bottom-right

The Hope of Christmas Audio Series

For too many people, Christmas has become a long to-do list that leaves them weary and wishing for Dec. 26. In this series of messages, Pastor Rick wants to help you remember the reason you celebrate Christmas and why it should change not just the way you celebrate the holidays but the rest of your life as well.

Purchase this seriesListen to this series