IMG_0120People give more of themselves if they are given realistic goals over the short and long terms. Leadership does a great disservice by classifying some church members as untouchables. Or whatever, maybe they just don’t fit in the leadership clique.

I observe former bad boys straighten up their lives because there’s a Christian girl in the picture. He wants to be worthy to marry her (short term). He also wants to go to Heaven (long term).

But for others, the goals seem simply impossible. Why study and do boring and hard homework if I’m not going to go to college anyway (short term)? Better to live for short term pleasures than strive so hard for nothing. If he doesn’t buy into the dream, he’s not going to be motivated. The key is that it must be realistic — for him.

I’m not unaffected by this basic psychological need. So it is with great rejoicing that I am moving out of seaside Santa Monica into the sweltering San Fernando Valley with the opportunity to start a Bible study. Van Nuys has all the allure of the Promised Land because what thrills my heart most is ministry. Thank God my pastor is giving me the chance.

I’ve been a Christian for 36 years. I think that it’s easy to get bored. At some point, you know the scriptures, you know the songs, you know the sermons. What has kept me excited has been doing, not sitting and listening. It has been bringing others to that initial knowledge of Christ. Are you bored with Christianity? You are in danger of backsliding. Get involved in expanding the kingdom, getting souls saved and establishing them in His truth.

You’ll never be bored again. Getting involved in ministry will motivate your heart to give your utmost for Him.

12 responses to “Motivation

  1. Wow! You go for it! I am just recently realizing that boredom is one of my “triggers” for Satanic attack. There may be mundane things that have to be accomplished day to day, but God is not boring. And the necessity of seeing the short- and long-terms goals is huge. Great reminder for me personally. God BLESS your new adventure!

  2. You’re right. Getting involved in ministry gives you a new perspective and a zeal that is continuous. It is fuel for the mind and spirit. Above all else, it keeps you on your toes!

  3. Wish you all the best wherever you go with the message of salvation. God bless you!

  4. How exciting! May He bless this new venture richly! 🙂

  5. Excellent point. It may well make it into a sermon in the near future!

  6. Right! The only way to maintain and grow our faith is to exercise it by witnessing of Jesus! And then there are the rewards of seeing your efforts bear fruit!

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