Motivation is like a fuel that keeps us moving in all endeavors and pursuits in life. Sometimes we get stuck at a junction in life. It becomes difficult to take that step forward, therefore requiring a kind of force that spurns us on.
Just because we have a destination isn’t enough to get us there, we need something to drive us. Some catalyst – and motivation acts like that.
Starting something is easy, but the real work is to keep at that thing. For example, as a student, when you start college, in the beginning, it becomes difficult to keep going every day.
Sometimes you’d feel like just staying at home. But as time passes, you start making friends, and you enjoy spending time with them. When this comes in, you can’t wait to go to school. The feeling of spending those little time with them acts as a motivation to never skip school.
Most people need external forces to motivate them. Be it a friend, a wife/husband, a family, but as a Christian, our motivation comes from within. The love of God in our hearts is enough to motivate you in all you.
Our sense of motivation does not come from things of this world but from God.
David revealed what motivated him to us in Psalms 40:8,
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Later, he wrote,
Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. (Psalms 73:25)
The world’s motivation is self and exaltation of self. The all-about-me, self-worship, self-obsession. The Bible teaches us not to be self-centered. Jesus said,
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that humble himself shall be exalted. (Matthew 23:11-12)
Apostle Paul spoke of what motivated him to endure all the sufferings he experienced.
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21)
As Christians, we must come to total submission to God. Do this, and all mountains will look like a molehill.
Below are some Bible verses about motivation. Read and meditate on them, and they continue to be your guide and strength in times of need.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding (Proverbs 3:5)
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness (2Corinthians 12:9)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Colossians 3:23)