From time to time, we all need a little push in the direction of our God-given destiny. The right kind of motivation can re-ignite a fire within your heart and move you to take the right kind of action. There are times when you may need motivation to complete simple everyday tasks. Other times you may need motivation to achieve your God-given potential. It’s your personal responsibility to regularly stir up the gifts that God has placed within you and to keep the passion burning (2 Timothy 1:6).
I like the way Zig Ziglar put it when he said, “people often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Here are 4 ways to get motivated:
Get Motivated by the Word
God motivates us through His Word which is alive and active. By meditating on the scriptures, you’ll receive life-giving energy to do the good works that God prepared for you to do (Ephesians 2:10).
Get Motivated by the Spirit
God works in us by His Spirit to carry out the things that please Him (Philippians 2:13). If you feel a lack of motivation, spend time in prayer to fine tune your spiritual senses to God’s frequency. When you’re motivated within your spirit, it will overflow into every area of life.
Get Motivated by Others
Some people have a gift of motivating others whether it’s through teaching, preaching, exhorting or prophesying. These gifts are given to benefit all of us. You can get motivated by regularly listening to or reading motivational messages that will help spur you into action.
Get Motivated by the Vision
The motivation to keep working towards a dream or goal is inspired by seeing the end from the beginning. Jesus endured the cross because of His vision of the “joy that was set before Him” (Hebrews 12:2). In the same way you can keep motivated through the trials of life by remembering in the dark what God showed you in the light. As the Message translation puts it, “when you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility He plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!“
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