There are many times l have done things out of habit without really thinking about what I was doing.
The past year God took me into some situations where l had to ask myself why l go to church, why do l pray and why do l sing.
I was born and raised in the church, for me Sunday was a day to go to church, l had never not gone to church on Sunday it’s something we did. I would feel terrible if l didn’t.
So when things began to get hard, so much that all l knew was shattered. The people l used to go to church with left. The things l used to do easily became harder. I had to put more effort, travel longer, pray more, my friends had left. I wanted to quit.
And God asked me Why? God was looking to change my way of thinking and living, my way of serving. See l had become religious. I had good intentions but l didn’t please God. I was more concerned about people than l was with what God wanted. Realising this shook me.
God had begun a process of changing my why..
Your why should always include the fact that you love God. Your motive should always come back to God.
To worship him because we love him. To go to church to hear his word and to worship him together with others.
There is no love without sacrifice. When things get hard, don’t quit before asking yourself why. See because deep down l did love God, l wanted to please him. So if my reason for going to church was because l had friends and family there then when they left l would leave too.
If my reason for giving, for loving and serving God was because it was easy when it got hard then l would give up.
God wants you, your heart and your love. And l honestly believe God deserves that, he deserves being served in honesty. Situations are not always ideal and that doesn’t mean God is not there.
So l vowed to worship God wether happy or sad.
Do l encounter difficulties yes, Do l find myself alone at times yes, Do people misunderstand at times yes.
But the reason l serve God is because l love him and he is worthy of all of me. God is God, the creator of heaven and earth.
I began a journey to finding out who God is to me. I can testify that as soon as l changed my Why, my life has never been the same. There is meaning and purpose in my life now.
I believe that is why God says in John 4:23
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God seeks people to worship him in spirit and in truth, our way of serving is an art of worship, and when we serve him with the right reasons we please him.
Challenge your reasons Why?
I hope this encourages you