Lasting Motivation

Saturday, November 07, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalm 119:10, I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees
Lasting motivations come from the Spirit of God. We need to hide God’s words in our hearts.

Definition of motivation: A desire to achieve a goal, combined with the energy to work towards that goal.

Motivation is the characteristic that is required in order to achieve anything in life. Without it you will give up at the first sign of adversity. The purpose of motivation is to inspire, instigate and encourage a person to do their best.

There is positive and negative motivation. Positive motivation includes enjoyment and optimism with the tasks that you are involved in. Negative motivation involves undertaking tasks because there will be undesirable outcomes if tasks are not completed.

In today’s world, we experience too much negative motivation. People act only to avoid greater pain. There is no joy in this. Negative motivation is drudgery, which is exhausting, boring, unpleasant work.

Godly motivation produces joy along with consistent, positive actions.

“A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, a vision and a task is the hope of the world.” (From a Church in Sussex, England c.1730.)