I love it when I have the energy to wake up early and just start going. This morning I was up and at it early. I said NO to turning on the phone or computer until all my non tech stuff was done. Now It is only 6:45 and I have already rocked out my daily devotional and prayer time, messages, done a little extra work, packed lunches, laid out clothes, cleaned up the kitchen, and now about to crush my workout.
I wish I felt this everyday. Motivation is an emotion, and it is fickle. It is here one day and gone the next. ESPECIALLY when I start something new. I am all gung ho for a few weeks and then BAM…That lack of motivation and and drive kicks in and I am back to pressing the snooze button 5 times.
I have plenty of days where I am discouraged, overwhelmed, or unmotivated to do anything and but lay on the couch. I don’t do that, because I would hate myself for it and I can’t shut my brain off. Success doesn’t leave time to just lay around. God doesn’t let me forget that he has big plans for my life and he starts telling me all the things I should be doing instead of being a lazy bum.
Instead of staying motivated, I just make a COMMITMENT to do something and align my actions with that decision regardless of how I feel. I made a commitment to myself and to my family to “make this work”. It means doing things that I may not at the moment really want to do. It may not always be the easy thing to do either. It means lots of sacrifices and adjustments along the way. But I know that God has got my back and so do all the people who love and support me. I bring whatever struggles and victories I have to the Lord and I surrender that area of my life to Him and ask Him to give me the strength to do whatever it is that I am setting out to do. From there, I make goals and often times I write them down. I also re-read and think about the goals that I wrote down, the commitments I made and why I made them in the first place.
When times get tough and I start to fall, which often times I do…I run to the Lord and his word. I have an awesome app that keeps me centered there called “I talk to God”. Pretty much use it daily. I fill myself up with the promises that He has given me of success and remind myself that He has promised me an awesome future.
One of Satan’s greatest tactics is to get us feeling discouraged and like a failure, because it is then that we will lack the determination to keep running the race and pressing on towards the goal.
So here is the motivation part I promised you:
The most important thing is that YOU have to make the decision that no matter how many times you fall, YOU will always get back up. You must make the decision to keep doing what you know you need to do and the results will come if we make the decision to not give up!
So here is my prayer for you all today:
“Dear Lord, I thank you that with you I can do ALL things! Help me to be determined to keep running the race and pressing on towards the goals to which you have called me to. Help me not to fall into the trap of discouragement and a defeated mindset. I thank you that no matter how many times I fall, that you will always help me get back up. I am making the decision today to keep doing what I know to do and I know the results will come as I make this decision not to give up! In Jesus Name Amen”
HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! (I don’t like to call it hump day)
(and like all days…Things happen. I never pressed post. lol)