Main Motivation


Let us focus on love…because it’s the only thing that really matters.

(Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 97:7

All who serve idols are put to shame, who glory in worthless things.


There is much idol worship today.

What is it that we adore and glorify these days?

It’s likely whatever gets most of our undivided attention.

It becomes our main motivation.

Is it something that is life-giving…something that makes us more loving, forgiving and compassionate?

Or is it something that makes you more greedy, covetous, self-centered and exclusionary?

Many things can be idols: sports, entertainment, sex, politics, nationalism…patriotism…and even religion.

Religion is supposed to be a pointer. At its best…it points us to an experience of God.

Our main motivation needs to be God.

And since God is Love (1 John 4:8), then we can say that Love needs to be our main motivation…which is why Jesus said the greatest commandments were to love God and your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:36-40).

Love is the only thing that will last…the only thing that will satisfy our deep yearning for satisfaction.

It’s a “holy longing” that we are trying to quench…and nothing else will suffice.

When our earthly life comes to an end…all our material things and obsessions will be left behind.

But Love will go on to ever deeper and deeper levels.


Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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