Everyone needs motivation.
Whether it is to work out, eat healthily, read the Bible, work harder, wake up early in the morning, clean the house, or work on a relationship. Everyone has something that they wished they could be more motivated about doing. I mean I do not wake up in the morning and say okay let’s get this laundry done or clean the house. I know I have to do it and it eventually gets done.
When working out, I even find myself searching for words to motivate me to keep going. Luckily, I have an instructor who does that, and she makes us work hard by encouraging words. It may sound strange, but when my muscles are burning, and I am feeling fatigued, I pray for God to give me the energy to keep going. You may have someone in your life that encourages you, these people are so important. God gave them this gift to lift people up.
God’s word has so many encouraging and motivating things for us to say to ourselves when we need it the most.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding”- Proverbs 3:5
Motivation is encouraging
Think about these two words: motivation and encourage. They are similar in what they do for you. Motivation is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Encourage is give support, confidence, or hope to (someone). Your motivations are the anchor behind what you are doing. But, you need some encouragement to help achieve the work you are doing.
For example, isn’t it nice to hear you did a good job at something? Or thank you for cooking/cleaning? Your motivation is to have a clean house or do a good job. Your encouragement is the words you are doing good and thank you. Many of us, myself included, need reassurance on what we do sometimes. It is nice to hear and boast us up.
So, how can God’s word help you? Think of the reason that you do what you do.
“For am I seeking the approval of man, or of God? or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ”-Galatians 1:10
Questions to ask your self:
Who are you trying to please? Yourself, God, your spouse, friends, neighbors?
What is your heart like in the work you do?
Who do you serve, pleasures or God?
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”- Colossians 3:23
You are a treasure
Motivate yourself each day with a verse, whatever you need for that day. And through the day think about it. When you tell yourself “No” or “I can’t” think about that verse and how much Jesus gave up for you.
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
Obey His voice that is telling you that you can, and He loves you. Cast your anxieties on Him and let yourself be joyful today!
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose”-Romans 8:28
Trust in God to know where He wants you to be. Wake up with a grateful heart and thank him for your blessings.
Just doing these little things can help motivate you to do anything. Overcoming the negative thoughts and knowing that you have a purpose here and that you are a treasure in this world will change you.
Let your motivation be centered through Christ. God can be motivation for you to get through anything in life.
Let others see Christ in you and think about WWJD? What, Would, Jesus, Do?
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