What Motivates You?

by Lee Buford on July 21, 2011

Much is written, discussed, and debated about the subject and sources of motivation. On a daily basis it seems the search for the “secret sauce” of success is the single most important pursuit for many. I was recently reminded of one of the more common questions relative to the source of motivation for many people…

What motivates you more: the desire to succeed or the fear of failure?

It’s a good question. But the answer is entirely subjective, both to the individual and the circumstance. There are times when most of us are motivated by one or the other, and other times when the exact opposite applies. Sometimes the lure is fame, money, or some other desired status or level of achievement. Regardless of the “what”, we’re all motivated by something.

God’s Word teaches that our motivation should come from one source, in every instance:

So, whether you eat or drink, or  whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)

God’s glory is our purpose in all we do. Seeing God glorified through our actions should be our ultimate motivation, regardless of the task or circumstance at hand. Is His glory a motivating factor for you?

What motivates you? 

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