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We sometimes use words like “driven” to describe a highly motivated, self-starting, achievement-oriented person. This individual usually has clear goals, strong discipline and a high commitment to the things that matter to them.
While this kind of drivenness can be an excellent thing, there are other expressions of drivenness that are extremely destructive. When we’re driven by wrong motives, values, priorities, and passions, trouble is not far behind.
Paul, the apostle, warned us about this way of living in Titus 2:11, 12 (NIV) “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age…”
There are certain drives Jesus desires to deal within us, as we grow our relationship with Him. Through the working of His grace, Jesus seeks to teach us to say ‘no’ to the attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors that drive us away from what is right and good. Why? Because these driving forces are destructive. They detour us from the purpose God had for us. They cause us to waste time, energy and resources on things that have no lasting value.
What’s driving you? Are you going after things that are right, good and genuinely enduring? If not, ask God to help you readjust your focus. Ask Him to help you passionately pursue what really matters!