The thought of attending your high school reunion may be enough to get you to lose those extra pounds, but you'll need a better reason to keep them off.
God created us to be purpose driven. In other words, our natural inclination is to operate with an intent—a motive, so to speak.
The Bible gives us a number of examples of men and women who did extraordinary things (whether for good or evil) in order to fulfill a purpose or reach a goal. Jacob, for instance, worked 14 years for the deceitful Laban in order to marry the woman of his dreams (see Gen. 29). He had a motive (espousing the lovely Rachel), which served to motivate him to work an extra seven years to accomplish his objective. read more