I thought for many years that ministry to others revolved around what I did for people. It was all about doing and as long as I did the right things, it didn’t matter what my attitude or motive was.
Now, I see that my actions are secondary to my purpose and objective. Why I do something is more important than what I do.
Eternal life is about knowing the Lord so the better I know Him the more I am able to experience Him and His presence. My reason for doing now flows out of a desire I have to be more intimate with Him. Everything I do for any other purpose springs from my ego and amounts to nothing.
I pray that God will help me be more consistent in my desire to please Him than people, even when that means I don’t do anything more than surrender to my circumstances.