Whose goals are you following?

We all need goals and aims in life if we are to find purpose in what we are doing, but for so many of us, our lives are motivated simply by what feels good for us (short-term hedonistic goals). If it looks good, we do it. If it feels good, we do it. We are fed the...

Please God first!

A desire to please other people seems a very Christian virtue, since serving others forms an integral part of the gospel message (see, for example, Phil 2:3-4). However, there is a difference between serving people out of love and obedience and serving them because...

Fear or Love?

Niccoló Machiavelli was a 16th century Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer, whose name has become part of the English language; if we say someone is ‘Machiavellian’, we mean that they are scheming and devious, adept...

M is for Motivation

Why do we do the things we do? Does it matter what motivates us? Surely if we are obeying the rules, that’s all God cares about? In our alphabet series of things essential for a life of faith, we looked at the fact that M is for Motivation. Motivation is the fuel...
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