MOTIVATED TO LOVE
If everything where to end today would you have accomplished all your dreams? Would you have lived a life for the things that really mattered? Do you know the things that really matter? Would you be remembered? If you had one chance to go back and live a life that counts would you capture that moment? We only have one chance, only one life to live we must not let it slip away. We must find the Great Motivation in this life before it is too late! This book I am writing will be the one book that will help you capture that moment from this point on.
If you had only one day left to live on this earth what would you do? What would you be motivated by on that last day? What’s your motivation? Everyone who lives is motivated by something. If you were lying on your death bed and looked backed at your life could you define what motivated your life? Life is a precious gift but if death came knocking right now how would you respond? What makes you live the way you live? Is it family? Is it money? Is it fame? What is your life motivation? And remember I have never seen a hearse on its way to the funeral towing a U-Haul trailer with all our possessions behind it. Another question to ask is how will people remember you? What will your epitaph read? What will your legacy be? What really matters to you the most in this life? What will you take with you to the next life?
Take a moment to reflect on that question. Take as much time as you need and reflect on what truly motivates your life right now? What motivates our lives determines our eternity. Listen to some of the words of a very wise man:
6:19 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 6:20 But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The biggest factor in determining how we live our lives can be found in what motivates us. To speak of death may sound gloomy because it is our greatest fear in this life but death also helps us to contemplate and find our true motivation. The fact of the matter is that death is a reality that all of us will face someday. But death loses its power over our lives if we live a life motivated for what really matters. We all have only one life to live and when we live a life that really matters when we face our death bed we can utter the words of the Great Apostle Paul:
4:7 I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! 4:8 Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day – and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing. 
What will your epitaph say? What will be the legacy you leave behind for your family and friends? How will people remember you? Ponder those questions for a moment and write down how you want the world to remember you. Answering this question will give us a lot of insight to what stage of your life you are currently in. We will be starting a jounrey together to find our current life stage and in accessing our stage in life will be able to direct us to "What Really Matters."
 Biblical Studies Press. (2006; 2006). The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Mt 6:19–21). Biblical Studies Press.
 Biblical Studies Press. (2006; 2006). The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (2 Ti 4:7–8). Biblical Studies Press.