What’s Your Motivation?


“Having our eyes fixed on Jesus, the guide and end of our faith, who went through the pains of the cross, not caring for the shame, because of the joy which was before him, and who has now taken his place at the right hand of God’s seat of power.”-Hebrews 12:2(BBE)

What motivates you? The New Oxford Dictionary defines motivation as the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. In life if you want to do anything meaningful or significant then you need to make sure that you have the right motivation or else you will both start projects and fail to see them through to completion. Also people without proper motivation fail to see the big picture and see why it is necessary for the rest of humanity that they succeed.

Our motivation can come through God-given dreams such was the case in Joseph’s life (see Genesis 37:5-11, 45:5-11). The prophetic message revealed in Joseph’s dreams motivated him to endure the hardships that he encountered so that his family could experience deliverance in a time of worldwide famine. Jesus’ clear sense of purpose and destiny motivated him to embrace his future as mankind’s savior (see Matthew 26:39; Luke 2:49, 19:10; John 8:16-29, 9:4).

Today, realize that true motivation can come from God alone. God doesn’t want us to seek self-gratification that why in Philippians 2:3 Paul says, “When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves (NCV).” So again I ask what motivates you? Spend time with God and let him speak to you and motivate you to do something great for His glory.

Question for further thought:

1. What tasks have you not failed at, but failed to complete because you lost your motivation?


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