Do What Is Good

Motivation can fade. Habits prevail.

Every once in a while, we need to hear a great motivational sermon. It can really recharge our spiritual batteries. But you must avoid becoming a motivational junkie–the kind of person who has to be hyped up emotionally before you can get going. If you become dependent on motivational sermons, you will fail miserably in your spiritual life. (You will get weary of the emotional roller coaster. And after a while, all of the sermons will sound the same.)

Instead of depending on someone else to fire you up, get busy helping others. When “doing good” for others becomes a habit in your life, they you will find that it happens regardless of your emotions. You’ll find that you’re doing these things because they are rewarding, and not just because some eloquent speaker psyched you up.

So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. Galatians 6:9

Posted on August 25, 2014, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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