Motivated By The Right Things

When most people get started in the ministry, they’re usually moved by the right things.

They want to see the world changed for the glory of God.
They want to make an impact on their generation.
They want to see God move in bold, fresh ways.

But it doesn’t always stay this way. Before long you can start being moved by all the wrong things.

Critics.
Competition.
Fear.
Bitterness.
Comfort.

Then you’re no better than the people you swore you would never be like back when you started. You lose your center. You loose your effectiveness or at least lose your joy. Which is just as bad.

As leaders in the church we must make sure we are moved by the right things. The things that have lasting value.

Salvation.
Compassion.
Unity.
Life change.
Truth.

In short, we have got to be moved by what moves the heart of God.