So why are you doing it? What are your motives?


Do you remember what it was that got you started? What the motivation was for stepping up or stepping into it? Why do you care about kids? Why do you care about abused, abandoned, and neglected kids? Why do you care to go to camp? Why do you care to run camps? What is your motivation behind it? Has it changed over the years? Don’t fool yourself! Check your heart!

Do you remember what it was that got you interested in being a manager? Do you remember the resistance when you first got called to step into that leadership position as president of the homeowners association? Do you remember what God taught you through the experience of how God doesn’t call the qualified but rather qualifies the called? So what is your motivation for stepping up or stepping into it? Was it to serve others and teach others to serve? Was it for a title and position? Was it to expand your impact through others who also wanted to serve? Was it to raise up the next generation? What is your motivation behind it? Has it changed over the years? Don’t fool yourself! Check your heart!

Do you remember what it was that got you interested in being a husband and a father? Do you remember the desire to find a wife that you would be able to spend the rest of your life with? Do you remember the desire to have a family and raise your kids? Do you remember the encounter with God that transformed your destiny and that of your kids? Do you remember how that transformation changed your motives and the way you raise your kids and bless your marriage? What is your motivation? Has it changed over the years? Don’t fool yourself! Check your heart!

Are you involved or are you committed? Are you interested or are you called? Are you qualified or being qualified? Don’t try to go it alone! Invite God in and be committed to answer His call and become qualified!


The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard 
for May 15th


Don’t Fool Yourself


MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY:

‘Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.’

Galatians 6:2-5

POINTS FROM THE DEVOTIONAL:
  • How can you make a difference today
  • Do you remember the motivation that got you started?
  • Do you still have the same motives or have you gotten lost or off track?
  • Is it more of a serving or a power thing to be leading or controlling people?
  • Are you finding yourself being sucked into the need for power or the feeling of being indispensable?
  • Do you think you are the only one who can do it or who can do it as well?
  • Are you being sucked into the belief or idea that what would they do without you?
  • Don’t be fooled or fool yourself as we are warned along with the Galatian church.
  • To be good leaders we need humility!
  • To be good helpers we need humility!
  • We need to be humble servants!
  • Don’t allow power to get/go to your head?
  • Stop being focused on what abilities and positions have!
  • Get focused on what God has created you to be and do!
  • Get focused on what God is calling you and has gifted you to do!
  • Let’s be focused on our work and our heart!
  • Jesus is our measuring stick and who we want to compare ourselves to and become more and more like
  • Jesus emptied Himself of the power of God in order to humbly serve the world!
    • ‘but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men. ‘ — Philippians 2:7
  • Let’s be more focused on the spiritual than the natural!
  • Instead of focusing on the natural tendency to compare ourselves to others, let’s be focused on Jesus so that we don’t get robbed or misdirected into feelings of insecurity or pride instead of humility and trust in God!
  • We will need to give an account for our lives and so we need to be more focused on God than playing the comparison or blame games.
  • God isn’t going to be interested in how much power and influence we built up but rather will be interested in if we did all we could do to help, to serve, and to give!
  • God is going to want us to take responsibility for our choices and to have lived our lives in fulfillment of the law of Christ by bearing one another’s burdens!
  • So let’s be looking for ways to help, to serve, and to give rather than being focused on having power and control for our own sake!

DISCUSSION TOPICS FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:
What roles do you have that can foster comparison with others?
  • Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Camp Director
  • Media operator
  • Husband
  • Dad
  • Brother
  • Son
What would it look like to humbly “fulfill the law of Christ” in each of these roles?
  • make time daily to turn back to God
  • make time daily to invite God into each situation
  • make time to talk with God about the “Why?” do I have these roles
  • make time to talk with God about the purposes and plans

QUOTE(S) FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:

“It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.”

~Zig Ziglar

Today’s reading from Tanakh:


So what is your motivation? What is your measure? What is your purpose? What are your abilities?

Where are you at today? Are you looking for guidance? Are you wondering where to turn? Are you at the end of your rope and needing help? Are you ready for some help? Are you ready to turn to God and ask? seek? knock? Let’s pray together:

Heavenly Father 
I come to you in prayer asking for the 
forgiveness of my Sins. I confess with my 
mouth and believe with my heart that 
Jesus is your Son, And that he died on the 
Cross at Calvary that I might be forgiven. 
and have Eternal Life in the Kingdom of 
Heaven. Father, I believe that Jesus rose 
from the dead and I ask you right now to 
come in to my life and be my personal 
Lord and Savior. I repent of my Sins and 
will Worship you all the day's of my Life!
Because your word is truth, I confess with 
my mouth that I am Born Again and 
Cleansed by the Blood of Jesus! In Jesus 
Name, Amen

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