Get Motivated ~ Pastor E. A. Adeboye | Open Heavens 12/3/2015

Topic: Get Motivated [Thursday March 12, 2015]

Memorise: And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. - Galatians 6:9

Read: (Proverbs 6:6-8 KJV)

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 45:7-46:24, Revelation 20:7-21:8


Many believers read or study Bible but never meditate on it. If only you can find adequate time to ponder on the Word, you will realise that the solution you need for every issue of life is found in it. Find sometime to ponder on the recommendation in our Bible reading for today, because anyone who wants to amount to anything significant in life has a lot to learn from the ants. Are you already giving up or fainting before time? Then, you have a lot to learn from the ants. The reason why some people with great potential will not go far in life is because they are not self-motivated. Motivation has nothing to do with your height but your mind. Whatever is missing in your mind cannot be find in your life. If prosperity is not in your mind, it cannot come into your life. If complaining is always your mindset,

possibilities will be far from you. There is no limitation or barrier that can stop you from becoming all what God wants you to become, except the one you place on yourself. You have to make up your mind to lay aside every weight and the sin which easily besets you (Hebrew 12:1). You must run with patience the race that is set before you. You must not be weary in well-doing because in a short while, if you faint not, you will reap that which has been sown.

One big lesson you can draw from the ants is that they are self-motivated. You have to stay motivated to give your best against all odds. In the midst of animals, the ants do not struggle to live; they live comfortably. When a man of God does his work the way it should be done, what he will eat will not be a prayer point. As a minister , you must see God as your employer because that is what He is. With this mindset, you will put your trust in God whenever you are dismayed. If you will ever make it to your goal in life, you have to stay motivated. You have to devise a strategy of staying on top of your game because what you choose as your motivation is central to the achievement of your goals. Hope brings motivation. Hebrews 6:19 says:

    'Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;'

If you loose all your earthly possessions but retain your hope of better tommorow, you will be fine. May your anchor of hope remain intact in Jesus'Name. The result you get from your effort on anything is at most a function of the motivating force driving you. Motivation is the forerunner of any tangible achievement in life. There are people who have good and strong expectations in life, but when the winds of adversity, doubts and fear begin to blow, quite a number of them may drift away due to weariness and a fainting spirit. Is your motivation for a glorious tommorow still intact? Do you believe all is well with you despite the reports you are getting today? Keep your hope alive, and it shall be well with you.

Action Point: Encourage yourself in the Lord. Build up your hope by pondering on God's faithfulness.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.

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