Hopefully, everyone survived Super Bowl Sunday with no long term, traumatic effects. I watched the Kitten Bowl and the Puppy Bowl and called it good!
Do you ever feel like your motivation and inspiration has just lost the game and gone home? I think most of us have at some point in our lives. Sometimes, it seems like no matter what you do, things just don’t turn out as you thought they would. It’s during those times that you have to ask yourself – where are you looking for that motivation and inspiration? It is so easy to get caught up in our lives and in ourselves. And when we do, our focus leaves Jesus and becomes fear and self-defeat. Think Peter, walking on water to Jesus, until he looks away. He sees the wind and the waves and loses his real focus – Jesus.
That’s the way we are too. We go along, going strong and then we look away. We think about everything except where our real strength comes from. For many years, my mantra has been “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 It strengthens me, motivates me, encourages me and inspires me. I don’t have to do anything alone! Praise God! I don’t do so well on my own. But with the help of Jesus Christ, “I can do all things”!
In His light,
The Daniel Plan
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” —2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
When we are pursuing healthy changes, there’s nothing we need more than eternal encouragement and good hope. That’s motivation. We need to be strengthened in every good deed and word, because we can’t be transformed by willpower alone.
God wants to give you the encouragement, the strength, and the hope to reach your goal. Depend on him a step at a time. Run to him when you need strength.
God will often work through people. Who offers you encouragement when you need it? They are gifts from God. How can you spend more time with those people or welcome their help more often?
God’s Word is another essential source of encouragement. Consider committing to memory a verse that fills you with encouragement and strength.
Through other people and his Word, God will provide the encouragement and strength you need to reach your goals.
Food for Thought: Encouragement and hope will motivate you to keep going even when it’s difficult. These are priceless treasures that God want to lavish on you.