Proper Motives 
By Rick Boxx
September 13, 2010

A friend was asked to serve on the board of directors of an organization who had several board members of whom he desired to gain favor. Without much thought or prayer he accepted.

Later, God convicted him that he had taken this role with improper motives. Rather than asking about God's desire, my friend seized the opportunity. His motives were selfish in nature. Fortunately, after my friend's repentance God did bring good to this situation.

God used Paul's writings in Romans 7:18 to convict my friend. Paul wrote, "I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out."

Doing something good, but with selfish motives, is still disobedience in God's eyes.

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