After all is said and done, the motives driving one to venture into anything of significant magnitude will determine its longevity. People who go into business to fulfill a need in the community receive a bigger reward than those who get in for the cash. People who see cash when they look at customers have a shorter life in business than those who want to be of service. Those who run by the goal of getting into business to make profit are outlived by those who get in to win and keep customers. Those who get into the church to prove to people that they are a certain kind of person have aches and pains awaiting them whilst those that are truly sold out for God have an everlasting reward.
Why are you doing what you are doing? Are you going to work so that you can pay the bills or because you believe you have a role to play in that area? Are you serving in your church so that people can see you or do you believe that your involvement is the key to your call? Are you in that relationship because you love that person so much you want to give your all or because you think they will make you rich and take you out of your situation? Are you going for that business deal because it's a win-win deal or because you think they are so blind you are going to gain everything at their expense?
At the end of it all, there is nothing hidden under the sun. Cruel intentions will be exposed. He who digs a pit will fall into it; and he who rolls the stone will be crushed by it. Things done in the dark will be shouted on the rooftops. What goes around comes around. What a man sows, he will surely reap. Choose integrity and purify your intentions.