I believe that at conversion, God instilled a desire in me to do that which is well pleasing to Him. I believe through the power of Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit my conscience is pricked toward obedience. True I may not always “feel” like witnessing and I am something lead astray to sin, but even in these times the Spirit hints and urges me that what I am doing is wrong and that I need to be about my Father’s work. Although I may not always submit, I feel his voice is constantly present to lead and turn me. I just wish I obeyed more often even when I don’t “feel” like it. Remember obedience is doing that which we know we should do and not doing that which we know we should not do.
 I believe because of regeneration I now have a love for God that compels me to do what is right. When I consider the things that Christ had to endure for my sinful sake, so that I may be made righteous and forgiven of sin, it causes me to love Him more. How I often wish I had a perfect love for both God and man that could force me to do nothing but that which is right in the eyes of Truth. Although this love does motivate me, too often I ponder where I have felled in my love toward both God and man and wish that I could be better. So I try.
 When I think of eternity and that I believe hell is real, I am moved with compassion for those which reject the idea of God and refuse to trust in Christ the Savior for forgiveness of sin. I completely acknowledge that I am personally unable to convert them or force them to believe, but it does not change my burden that I wish that it were possible that all that heard the gospel of Jesus Christ would instantly believe and accept Christ as Lord and Savior. Even of those whom the world sees as the most grossly depraved individuals, although I agree that punishment for crimes must be served, I only wish that their soul would be quickened by the Spirit before they leave this mortal world into an eternity of condemnation.
 I sometimes ponder the military and those that risk their lives for the protection of others yet do not know the Savior. They serve for the benefit of both Christians and none Christians, yet if they should perish without Christ what benefit is it to them? I wish they would believe.
 I sometimes hear a great sermon, or listen to good music and receive a second wind to promote the gospel message and live the Christian life. The emotions although should not, do often play a role in how, why, and when we do things for the cause of Christ. Emotions can be good, but they can be bad. Emotions can cause us to be excited, happy, brave, and ready to perform that which we need to do, but they can also cause us to be depressed, unhappy, fear, and reframe from doing that which needs to be done. And this evolves our lives as a whole and not just Christian witnessing and living.
What motivates you to a desire to do that which is well pleasing in the eyes of God?