By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Should we do something rightly
If we’re thinking wrongly?
Should motivations that are less than pure …
Seize us,
Slow us,
Stop us,
Sequester a beautiful noble deed.

Should motivations guide our course of obedience,
Rule our conduct,
Determine our activity?
I think not.
How shallow the spiritual life would be
If motivations were the guiding rule.
If blame for not doing
What we ought to be doing
Could be cast on improper and impure motivations.
Motivations are generally composed of
A concoction of
Impregnated motives surrounding self.

Motivations are manufactured by the flesh,
Must be surrendered to the Lord,
Must be brought under the rule and reign of the Holy Spirit.
Carefulness should lie in using "fleshly" motivations as an excuse for lack of obedience.
If God has called you to a thing,
Don’t allow motives to excuse you from doing the thing.
Trust God and ask Hiim to purify your motives
And work through you anyway.
Trust God that His Spirit will …
Empower you,
Surround you,
Lead you,
Overpower you,
Strengthen you,
And overshadow all hindrances,
Including those things called motives.
The Spirit is greater than all;
He'll supply,
Just obey ....
Do it anyway.

“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it,
to him it is sin.”
James 4:17