Let me start off by saying Happy New Year to you, your family and friends.
Thank you so much for following and supporting me during these past years. It’s been really great and you guys have been my motivation, my drive to keep pushing on.
A few months ago, my colleague asked me to write a post on what the Bible says about motivation. When I write a post, I’m usually inspired, so when she asked on a specific topic, I was lost.
So a few days, weeks and months have passed by and her inquiry kept pondering in my mind as I procrastinate to write this post. Something inside of me just kept telling me “DO IT”. So here I am, I’m finally jumping right into it, I have the motivation to write it.
We are at the door step to the end of the January 2017, have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution ? or has it been so hard to keep up that you don’t do any resolutions for the new year ? What have you been doing with the first weeks God have blessed you with ?
Every new year, I made promises to myself that I will change: eat healthier, lose weight, take better care of my body, get my driver’s licence, read more and the list goes on. But for many years, I’ve had great difficulty honoring the past year promises for the new year.
This year, things have been different. I have already lost weight, have changed my eating habits and this week I’m about to do a down payment for my licence. What’s the difference ? I understood more profoundly my purpose in life.
I believe that our purpose is link to our motivation.
When we understand that we are here for a purpose and we are not determined by our past and failures, we see our future differently, we understand God woke us up this morning for a purpose and to be conquerors in every thing we do in our life.
Some Christians live for retirement and not for the calling God has put on their lives.
Proverbs 3 :5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
If you want to make a decision but don’t know how to go along with it, take time to pray and ask God for guidance, believe that He’s with you and He will show every step to take and KEEP MOVING.
Don’t Stay Stuck In Your Mind &Body While Time Is Moving Forward.
The state of your mind says exactly the vision of your future, what are your thoughts ? what are you taking time to meditate on ? Are you meditating on your past or the promises of God ? Can you see that God’s promises are greater than your biggest failures and flaws ? Or do you look so much within yourself that you can’t take your eyes off yourself and look to God.
Philippians 4 :13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
When we trust in God, it obliges us to take our eyes, our thoughts off ourselves and look to God for help, wisdom, patience, love and endurance to press on.
Everything in life has a season.
If you put a seed in the ground, don’t expect to see a tree the following day. Be patient and keep the peace and faith in God while you wait for the manifestation.
Colossians 3: 23 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
I love this Bible verse. It’s basically telling us just keep running our race no matter what life looks like, keep doing good, keep your new year’s resolutions even if you gave up, the year is still new, just don’t give up, God is faithful and He’s on your side even at times everything seems to be going wrong but God also gave us another promise. Matthew 19:26 With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Giving up is saying I can’t do it and God neither.
This is a lie from the devil that he keeps using so we don’t walk in the will of God. Here’s another promise from God. 2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For a Christian, it’s really bad when we live in fear and doubt because we have all the help we need. We are humans but with God we have been given this supernatural power to go beyond our weaknesses.
This message is as much for me as for you, I know I haven’t arrived as yet and I have a lot of battles to go through but step by step I’m walking into my purpose of life with all of my flaws and strengths. This time, I’m giving it all to Him.
This is one of my favorite Bible verses. Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Our motivations are anchored in His promises. If He said it, He will do it.
“Don’t use your energy to feed your history, use your energy to feed your destiny.” Joel Osteen
Have a bless 2017 in Christ.
PS: my lovely colleague has a great passion for make-up and her blog is about that, you can check it out : http://www.gigi-mkp.com/