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It’s easy to get sucked into the idea that we should try to earn every award, but if we live for the recognition of others, we will find ourselves feeling empty and unworthy.

Key Points:

  • It’s easy to pick a tangible award and strive for that, but finding your motivation in the right things is hard.
  • If our motivation came solely from God, we would get a lot more done.
  • Give 100% in whatever you do because it’s all for the glory of the Lord.
  • Taking the high road is hard, but God promises us that it will pay off in the end.
  • At the end of the day we can rest assured because we get the ultimate reward of spending eternity in heaven.

Quote This:

Colossians 3:23-24 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What are some awards that you are striving for? 
  3. Why do you think it’s so easy to live for awards? How can this mess you up? How can it mess up your relationship with God? 
  4. Read Colossians 3:23-24. What do you think is the “inheritance” that is mentioned in verse 24? 
  5. What are some ways you can find motivation in the right things? 
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.