Ok, let chat about the motivation for a bit. It’s great when you have it, but when it is nowhere to be found you can find yourself feeling lost and undetermined. After a lot of struggling with feeling not motivated, I realized something and it might be a little controversial, but I personally believe motivation is a lie.
Hear me out. You do not have to be motivated to succeed. What causes your success is determination and hard work. For example, right now I am a part of a challenge that I have to work out twice a day. I know it sounds crazy right, but do you think I’m always motivated to work out? Let me answer that for you with a quick. Nope. No, probably a majority of the time I do not want to get up off my butt and move my body but I do it anyway. My determination to not fail during this challenge and the hard work I know it takes to work on myself so that I can feel comfortable in my own body again. (Quarantine 15, yeah that happened…)
It takes time. Rome was not built in a day and I did not gain this weight in a day either. It was overtime and it is going to take the same amount of time or longer to get back to that previous spot. But here’s the secret. Stop looking for instant results. If we are relying solely on motivation to get us there we will continue to feel the roller coaster of emotions throughout the process.
This doesn’t apply only to fitness. It can also apply to every aspect of your life. It could be your career or even household chores because really who is ever motivated to clean their house. If that is you, can you come and help me out at my house? I usually will come up with a project around the house and say I’ll get to the cleaning right after I finish this project and the next project until I ultimately have to clean. There’s probably more to unpack there, but we will save that for another day.
This is where I wanted to take this blog today. Do you use the same feeling of needing motivation when it comes to God and building your relationship with him? This is again where hard work and determination come in. As with any relationship, it is going to take hard work on both sides to make a healthy relationship that lasts. God is ready to do the hard work if you are determined to allow him to move in your life.
If you want to dig deeper into your next steps with your relationship with God message me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to talk with you!
Talk to you next Monday!