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Do Do Part 3

February 22, 2009

What drives you?  We all have reasons.  We all have histories, brokeness, identities, and other reasons that are part of what drives us to do things.

It’s important to continue to seek God and pay attention to what He reveals about ourselves.  Very often we do things out of motivations to make ourselves feel better and don’t even realize it.  We’ll martyr ourselves on an issue thinking we are being Godly and self sacrificing, but really we are trying to fill an emptiness in our lives.  Sometimes we will do things to “serve”, but really we have a need to be appreciated or recognized.  Sometimes we will do things to try to prove something to ourselves and to pay penance to a past failure.

We must be careful. God needs to be our satisfaction and our drive.  As we continue to diligently press into God, He is faithful to complete the work He began.  He is purifing us.   He is making us holy. We won’t get it right all the time.  Sometimes we do need to do something to prove something to ourselves.  The more we pursue Him, the more our doings will be for the right reasons.  The more we pursue Him, the more He will heal our pasts, failures, and our broken views we have of ourselves.

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2 Comments
  1. chosen.generation permalink

    Thanks Scott,

    These past 3 posts have spoken to me, but this one in particular has struck a chord in me. I know I do a lot of things because I feel the need to prove myself to myself- and I know it’s because of brokenness over past failures. Thanks for writing about this, because it’s not the proving ourselves to ourselves that is going to heal us; it’s God’s healing alone that can make us whole. And when we are whole, we can do things for purer motives than to satisfy our own needs to feel acceptable.

    Megan

  2. 5minutes permalink

    A good book on this exact subject: Desiring God by John Piper.

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