I don’t know about you, but I have to keep my motives in check.
Even when I think I’m in a good place and have pure motives, if I’m not attentive to and honest about my motives, I will slip into a place I don’t want to be.
I don’t want to do the right thing for the wrong reasons. I certainly don’t want to do the wrong thing, believing I have the right reasons.
When my motives are in check, I might do some tough, uncomfortable things, but at least I know I can trust God for the strength and wisdom as I step into them.
What are you doing (or not doing)? Check your motives.
What are you assuming or justifying? Check your motives.
What are you thinking? Check your motives.
I have found God checks my motives better than anyone because he knows how to correct them. But it takes constant humility.