Ordinarily when you hear the word motivated, we immediately think about goals.  Weight loss goals, career goals, financial goals or anything else that you want to accomplish.  At least that is where my mind goes.  I know for me all those things have come to play in my life and one of them is still kicking my butt.  I just can’t seem to “get motivated” enough to accomplish my goal.  This self motivation is more interested in satisfying my desires than my needs.  I think it’s time to stop with the “self will” and focus on “God’s will”.   Stop thinking it’s in my power and start believing it’s in God’s power.

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

I actually prefer motivating others.  It comes easier to me.  I need to remember Romans 12:11 and be more fervent in the spirit and less slothful when dealing with myself.

Romans 12:11

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

So regardless of whether I’m dealing with myself or encouraging other, my real motivation is that I’m working heartily as for the Lord instead of self.

Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

My word for this year is BRAVE, so with that word in mind, I’m going to use it in trusting the Lord to be my motivator.   Not self motivated but Lord motivated.

Lord, I am depending on You! Amen


6 thoughts on “MOTIVATE

  1. Wow, we think alike! I’m your post neighbor this month on FMF. Enjoyed your perspective and totally agree. I was concerned someone would think I was bonkers! LOL Happy and Blessed New Year seeking Jesus!


  2. Oh you are so correct – less of my will trying to make it happen/get it done and all about His will and working in His strength to accomplish His goals. First time I have stopped by, I believe, and enjoyed your post. Visiting from FMF today! Happy Friday!!


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