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Monday Motivation

Mondays can be tough days to find motivation.  For some people, its because the weekend is gone and that means back to the “grindstone”.  For others it means more of the mundane, wishing away the week in hopes of a fun filled and or restful weekend.  As a pastor I find that Mondays are often a day of recovery…pouring out my heart on Sunday takes a lot of energy and Monday means that Sunday is coming again and I have to do it all over.  There is a common thread for all of us – it is Monday and that means we have the whole week ahead of us… it is necessary to recharge and make the most of our week.  Let’s live with anticipation of all that we can accomplish, but how can we find that motivation?  God 

Look to God in prayer, share your feelings and fears as well as your hopes and dreams.  Listen to God’s voice speak truth into your chaos of the voices in your head that would discourage you…find motivation through the principles and the promises of the Scriptures.  Here are a couple that may help you today:

  • God is at work in your life – assurance of his presence and activity will change your perspective and will inspire you to live in the moment, even if it is Monday.  I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.  Philippians 1:6 
  • God will enable you to do it – even when you are ready to give up remember that He has called you to life in Christ and isn’t going to give up on you.  For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.  Philippians 2:13
  • Sometimes you have to step out or press on in faith and do your part and trust that God will do his.  It just may be that He is already working “upstream” – step into the water and trust Him.  (check out the story in Joshua 3)

I also found motivation in reading these two blogs today so I thought that I would share them with you.

http://wendybender.blogspot.com/2011/01/step-into-water.html

http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/stopping-the-dream-from-slipping-through-your-grasp

So join me in finding motivation on this Monday to press on and do the work that God has called us to.  

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September 29, 2014 - Posted by | hope | ,

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