God always deals in love and generosity.
Have you ever noticed how when you start spending time and building a relationship with someone new you start to become like them? The way you speak changes, you might start telling the same jokes, watching the same TV shows, and much more.
The same way your relationships with people can change who you are, your relationship with God has the power to change you. The difference is instead of becoming more like your friend, your coworker, or your spouse you become more like God.
This is how your motivation, your reason, changes. On your own you are selfish. Without God almost everything you do will be to satisfy yourself in some way. This is true because selfishness never gives anything without the expectation of a return. However, when you make your relationship with God the most important relationship in your life you will become like Him.
God always deals with you in love and generosity, because that’s who He is.
In John 3:16 Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” The first part of that verse shows God’s motivation for everything that He does. He loves you, so He gives to you. His motivation is love, and His action is giving.
That is how you will be the more you spend time in God’s Word, in praising and worshiping Him, going to church and fellowshipping with other believers, and praying to Him. These things will transform you from the inside out, and give you a whole new reason for living life.
The reason will be to show God’s love and generosity to everyone you meet the same way Jesus did. You won’t ask the question “What about me?” anymore. Instead you will look for ways to serve people. You’ll love your spouse selflessly without needing them to give something back to you. Why? Because you are motivated by the love of God, and that causes you to put the needs of others before your own. You’ll serve in church, and not because you think it will win you more favor with God or the people at your church.