• Kent Brandenburg

Comparable Motivation

There are many similarities between all of us. There are significant differences, but not to the degree that there are similarities. That doesn’t mean that things will look the same, but that they are very much the same. The similarities are there because we are all made by God and because He made all of us in His image, so with the same essential internal machinery. For that reason, motivation is very similar for most people. Motivation is extremely comparable between people. The sameness in motivation relates to favorable outcome. Someone must be convinced that it will be better for himself and then at least those to whom he’s closest. How will things turn out better for you? The best it can turn out for us by a large margin is through God, God’s way, which is according to His Word. This will also fulfill the purpose of our existence. God created us for a purpose and fulfilling that is also how the best possible outcome could occur for us. Nothing else is even close. Here’s what happens though. Satan and his system, the world system, is working to fool people on that. He wants people to be convinced that they are better off a different way than what really is better. He uses short term pleasure, what is called a “lying vanity” in Jonah. This is the essence of where faith comes in. The best possible outcome occurs by living by faith. You have to trust God on the best possible outcome. He says what it is and you have to trust what He says. You have to compare something that only seems superior in the short term to what is far, far superior through all eternity.

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