A Motivation Examination


 “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” — James 4:3


Many times our relationship with God can be more about us than we think.  If we examine our hearts, we may find that our motivation for having a relationship with God might be off; or even one sided.  Something that the Holy Spirit has been convicting me of is my view of my relationship with God.  This morning I was hit with a deep realization.  Do I exist for God? Or does God exist for me?

Sometimes I think we get it backwards, we want wisdom, but instead of truly wanting God to speak, we only want to hear him when what He says coincides with what we want.   We don’t want to hear the hard things, and we take our Holy God for granted sometimes, treating Him like our genie rather than give him the reverence and respect He deserves.  It’s time to change our thinking girls; If we want to truly grow in our relationship with God, it has to be on His terms, not ours.  We have to be transformed, asking Him how He can use our lives to glorify Him, instead of being motivated by the God that can “just make our lives better”. Let's make Romans 12:2 our prayer this week, and go all in for His glory. 


God forgive my heart when my motives are selfish. Help me to remember that I exist for you, and I pray I glorify you in every aspect of my life. In Your precious and holy name, I pray, Amen. 

Your Turn:

Begin your day by asking God to show you where He is working and what you can do to join in. 

Make Psalm 19:14 your prayer this week:  “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

Chelsi Woods

Chelsi Woods is a Jesus loving, tattooed soccer mom, who’s passionate pursuit is making sure people know their worth in Christ alone. Effected by loss through suicide at a young age, through music, public speaking and writing, Chelsi hopes to bring people closer to Christ and offer the message of a supernatural peace and hope in Christ and Christ alone. Her hobbies are Pinterest fails, dad jokes, and embarrassing her 10-year-old daughter with her solid dance moves.