The there are many ways that are productive and motivational in the life of a Christian. Motivation is key tool in our effectiveness in walk. Besides my family, Inward transformation, higher call, being light to the world, and assisting believers, help me to persevere in my daily commitment to Christ.
Inward transformation is a critical tool for my personal motivation. The Lord saved my soul and gave me eternal life, for that I am forever grateful. Subsequently, He blessed me with the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit; I can now recognize that this walk does not require me solely to act on my strength, but to trust and rely on an entity greater than me. His grace is sufficient, the Lord created me, in His likeness, to represent him and to do His will. The reality is that Christ works thru me, to motivate, as well as an encouragement sufficient in my daily requirements.
Looking at ‘higher prize’ that clearly surpasses my understanding, yet it is an attainable and reachable goal worth diligently pursuing. Paul encourages, “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:13, 14) This upward reward (call) is not based on physical or tangible substance; it is not comforts that life in the world offers. This prize embraces eternal values, which are immeasurable by the scales of natural comprehension. This call bonds the believer with the most glorious risen Savior Jesus Christ. The advantage: It helps to fix our eyes on things that are not visible, which are impossible to attain without faith.
The Bible states, “And find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:10) It is exciting to know that God marvels at the faith walk in His children. This becomes the greatest joy – knowing that my response to obey God’s call is acceptable to Lord. As a believer constantly examining my heart and corresponding my actions to God’s will motivates me in my walk, knowing that it is honoring to Him. God calls the Christian to represent as a light in the world so it in encourages me when the Bible states, ‘Walk as children of light.’
While working in addiction ministry it is a great pleasure to see God’s grace, change individuals lives. God is merciful; and watching the mercy of God compel individuals, who made either poor decision or simply struggle in varies trials, is truly a miraculous event. Moreover, witnessing a person accepting or believing the ways of God, really motivates me to continue to share the Gospel. Since, life-dominating sin consumed me for years it is a blessing to observe that God is still in the restoration business. Paul proclaims, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17) God is abounding in goodness and in truth; this becomes humanity’s fuel to continue in this walk of faith. Stay Motivated! – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick
Think About This: “Let us be as watchful after the victory as before the battle”. Andrew Bonar
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18