There’s always a reason why you do what you do. It can be something positive like a particular cause or something negative like anger or pride. “What drives you?” is not a question we ask of ourselves but it is a great way to look into our soul.
If you’re starting school, all of your actions will be connected to the answer to this question. Are you driven to fit in and be accepted among your peers? Is your answer connected solely to you, “I’m driven by my own interests” or is it bigger than yourself. A person may say that he is driven to make a difference among his peers.
We live our adult lives just like the first day of school. Your actions today will be driven by something. If you are driven by self you will USE people and things. If you are driven by something bigger than yourselves then you will BUILD into the lives of others. The first one will keep your soul reservoir empty and the latter will bring the greatest satisfaction life could ever offer.
If you were to ask Jesus that question, “What drives you, Jesus?” His answer would be “YOU.” He said that he had “come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). His answer was bigger than himself. If you feel like you’re not fitting in, Jesus came for you. If a driving force in life is anger, what people think of you or your personal pursuits, then know that Jesus came for you.
The driven for self life is empty.
The other-driven life is purposeful and rewarding.
Throughout today, watch your thoughts and actions and ask the question, “what is driving me”?