Hi. This is my first blog. I have been thinking about motivation.
After we have made decisions to follow Jesus, to put God first in our lives, we get faced with many challenges. When we have committed ourselves to following the call of God on our lives, we enter into a new level of spiritual warfare unknown to us before. The excitement of our initial decision is challenged, and possibly dampened by problems we encounter. Pro. 13:12 says "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life." When hopes and dreams have been deferred, we may lose motivation that we had when we started. So what do we do then? God wants to give new motivation to us. Even the great prophet Elijah suffered a serious blow to his motivation when his life was threatened by Jezebel. He started running, this time away from the call of God, and wished that he could die. Elijah lost all motivation to pursue God's call, and was discouraged and in despair. He had given up! But God continued to speak to him, and gave him new motivation to get up and get going again. God wants to renew us and give us new motivation to get going. Paul said that we are like an athelete in training in order that we may win a prize. Having a goal, a prize to strive for, gives motivation to achieve and succeed. Looking at the goal keeps us going when we don't feel like it. What is God's will for your life? Have you fulfilled it yet? What does God want you to do? By setting our eyes on the goal, we will recieve new motivation to press forward. Recieve new motivation today, and rise up to run the race before you. Let the excitement of knowing God thrill you once again, and let motivation rise within you.
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