WHY ARE YOU DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING?
First Corinthians chapter 13 is an example of how we can abuse things if we don’t know their purpose. This chapter is often read at weddings because it talks about love. People just love this chapter, but they have a hard time living it. Why? Because they fail to look at the verses that precede it. Chapter 13 comes out of chapter 12, which talks about the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.… Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.… All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and He gives them to each one, just as He determines.… And now I will show you the most excellent way.… Love is patient, love is kind… (1 Corinthians 12:4,7,11,31b; 13:4a).
If don’t have the Holy Spirit in your life, you will abuse love and the one you desire to love. You can’t get the result without the living presence of the Holy Spirit in your life. Without Him you will be impatient, unkind, envious, boastful, proud, rude, self-seeking, and easily angered in your relationship with your lover. In fact, your love will fail because you don’t understand love as an outgrowth of God’s power in your life. Accomplishments Without Purpose Are a Waste of Time
It doesn’t matter what you do, if you don’t understand why you are doing it you are wasting your time. If you give everything you have to the poor or you sacrifice your body to be burned, but you don’t ununderstand the purpose for doing it, all you will have is a dead body (see 1 Corinthians 13:3). God’s not impressed by religious or moral acts unless you know why you are doing them.
vision, purpose, destiny,