Monday, August 28, 2006

The Motivation of My Ways


Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"


I’ve been dissatisfied lately. Not with my home or my marriage or my job. I’m dissatisfied with myself.
It seems that I’m learning what my real problems are and once identified; I’ve no choice but to confront them. As often is the case, God threads a recurring theme through my thoughts until I decide to bring it all forward and look at the truth of my heart.
So we come back around to the current theme; motivation.
Have you ever wrestled with choices and decisions and yet never come to a sure understanding of what needs to be done? I think we spend much of our time choosing “the lesser of two evils.”
But the theme of motivation has birthed a new desire that has tended to grow dormant in my search for rightness...maybe it’ll all work out if I just pursue Christ.
Brilliant.
So here’s a simple new formula. Good news, peace, good tidings and salvation. God reigns.
And this will make my life beautiful. This will leave me satisfied.
This will allow me to throw aside much of the stuff I wrestle with. The wrongs I want righted. The rights I want recognized. The recognition I wish I didn’t want.
Here is my new motivation. Let all my life proclaim, “My God reigns.”
How beautifully satisfying.

5 comments:

tina fabulous said...

thats why i always try to find a situation thats already motivated so i can just walk right into it.

i hate having to confront myself.

Becky said...

what else is there?

Tonya said...

Confronting ourselves is so hard... I hate having to do that, I usually procastinate on things that I do not want to confront with myself, and find other things to keep me busy to the point that I do not have time to confront what I should be..

Margie said...

I don't like confronting myself. I sometimes try to hold it all down, hold it all back but it usually comes arising to the surface when I am least likely to have the time to deal with it.

Deb said...

I now have that song running through my head...

How lovely on the mountain are the feet of him who brings good news,
good news...announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness, our God reigns, our God reigns!....

If every Christian would let our lives proclaim...with EVERY thought, EVERY spoken word and EVERY action...that Our God Reigns --this world would be TRANSFORMED!

Great post!

P.S. I'm still praying for you!