Monday, February 9, 2009

My Motivation

At the well......and today's topic question is "What motivates you to do the things you do ...especially the "good" things you?" Ironically, I have been pondering these thoughts for several weeks - before I knew of the well's topic today. As I've noted before, a new season of life seems to be fast approaching and I've thought about, dreamed over and begged God concerning "what do I do with myself???" Truthfully, there are many things I would like to do - lots of "good" things even...and that leads to the question of what motivates me? Most importantly, which of my ideas/plans/goals are God's plans for me - for surely that should be my real motivation.

My life's verse is:

I Peter 1:7 "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:"

My faith has been tried with fire....my life forever changed and I marked by the death of my "baby", Tyler. And what motivates me is to live my life to honor my son and, in doing so, bring "praise, honor and glory" to my savior. Some days are tear-filled... and sometimes the smiles and laughs come easy. Some days the memories are sweet...and the very next day, the same memory is so painful. Some days my purpose is easy to see and follow..and then some days, I live in a fog! However, this verse helps me refocus, to seek God's direction and, I suppose that is what motivates me!

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8 comments:

  1. Jennifer~
    I know that you have been through many trials and tribulations arising from Tyler's illness and death. My heart truly goes out to you. However, isn't it wonderful that we can stand on God's promises to help us through trying times? I don't know where I'd be today without my faith in God.

    Have a blessed Monday!♥

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  2. Jennifer, I am so sorry that your son had to suffer, and that you will never, ever be the same. There just are no answers for some things this side of Heaven. We lost a dear friend, also named Tyler, 6 months ago to Ewings Sarcoma. He fought it for nearly 7 years and died at 19. Tomorrow would be his 20th birthday, and we will celebrate it with his parents and friends. But really? I just don't understand, and my heart aches. Only through faith, and only with God's help, can we keep on going without bitterness.. knowing that we WILL see our loved ones again. I cannot wait... and I can only imagine..

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  3. Jennifer~
    I have often wondered about the story of your sweet son, Tyler. Thank you for sharing it with us. I know it must have been difficult to even put into words, but the fact that you did shows that God has helped ease your pain. Sweet Jesus has been right there with you, bearing and sharing your burden and tears. Your life's testimony I am certain will help many who will follow that road. You are a Blessing to someone today!
    May God's rich blessings be on you!

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  4. What a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing Tyler's story.

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  5. This is such a great post. Thank you for sharing your heart...this really got me thinking.

    I pray your week is blessed!!

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  6. Jennifer, I am so glad that you joined in on the discussion over AT THE WELL today. I was so encouraged and blessed to see your sweet spirit. Certainly even in your time of loss and looking for direction ... God knows your heart. And what a blessing to hear you want to have pure motives in all that you do. Thank you for sharing from your heart today, Laurie

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  7. Jennifer, My internet has been down a few days and I am catching up on the days. Thank you for putting yourself out there and sharing your heart. I have not been through this hurt but I know that the hurts I have suffered will not be wasted and that God will be glorified. I pray He will reward you richly in the heavenlies because your are magnifying Him in your pain. And someday I will enjoy seeing him and you together and we will all sing to Jesus.

    Love you,
    Jennifer B

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  8. Oh Jennifer,

    This was so beautiful! Truly your life testifies of the faithfulness of God and it brings GLORY and HONOR to Him...and your sweet Tyler as well.

    I'm so blessed God allowed our paths to cross.

    Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday for my BD, you are just so sweet!!

    Blessings♥

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