Competitive people are intrinsically motivated to achieve their goals. They are driven by a desire to succeed, and obstacles do not easily deter them. They see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow and are always looking for ways to improve their performance.
What motivates you during a workout? Different things inspire people, but as believers, our fundamental motivation should be to build a deeper relationship with God.
1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” This Scripture tells us not to let anything prevent us from doing God’s work. We should be motivated to do His Will. But our motivation for God needs to be sincere.
When our motivation to change for Jesus comes from a place of choice rather than obligation, it amplifies the significance of our journey as disciples.
When we devote ourselves to God with unwavering determination, our lives are transformed. We receive a renewed perspective, our thoughts and emotions are infused with divine wisdom, and our spiritual completeness blossoms. This divine inspiration becomes the driving force of our existence, and when we embrace it, it will work miracles in our lives if we allow it.
Romans 15:13 talks about His power. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” May we remember that as we accept Christ as a primary motivation for our actions, his hand will manifest more and more.
1. Commit Romans 15:13 to memory.