Drive (Five Minute Friday Link-up)

What drives us?

What is the “Why” for what we do or do not do?

To our chagrin, if we are honest, we realize that much of our decisions are driven by what we believe is good for us, what others expect of us, and/or to avoid consequences. But among the 31,102 verses in the Bible (according to Wikipedia), there are the following three verses:

“Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, [a]not we ourselves [and we are His].
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” (Psalm 100:3, AMP).

“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].” (Ephesians 2:10, AMP).

“So then, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of [our great] God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31, AMP).

And I wonder, how different would my life, our lives be if our decisions are guided by these truths? If these truths become our “Why?” If these truths are what drive us daily, moment to moment?

I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s writing prompt is, “Drive.”

8 thoughts on “Drive (Five Minute Friday Link-up)

  1. It’s fine lip-service that we pay
    to the God we ought to serve,
    and in this, try to find a way
    to get what we think we deserve.
    “All for You!”, our arms are raised
    each Sunday, standing side by side,
    but after God is duly praised
    we don’t even try to hide
    the lusting for a bigger house,
    the drooling over flashy cars;
    if short-time thwarted we will grouse,
    and if indulged, thank lucky stars
    and count our footsteps hallowed ground
    until next Sunday comes around.

  2. Those truths should be our primary driver. Makes many of our decisions easier when we start there, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing.

    Your neighbor at FMF#21

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