I want to do good things for the right reasons, it is so easy to do all the right things for all the wrong reasons, and not even know it. I can slip over to being a people impresser easily, and become consumed by the desire for praise from people, and be totally motivated by pride. When that happens I get tired because the Holy Spirit in me is grieved and not working in me. When I stop serving the Lord to sense His pleasure I get grumpy because His joy is a major reward when serving with right motives. As I pay attention to myself and how I am thinking I can catch myself before I lose to many rewards.

Matthew 6:1 Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

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