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Are You Self- Motivated Spiritually?
What is Your “Motivation Quotient?”
Needed: Spiritual “Rudys”
Job Description Must be able to work independently. Must be able to work well with others.
The Rich Young Ruler He was self-motivated. He was self-directed instead of God directed!
Our Desire Only Works Through God’s Power !
Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV) “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”
Psalm 63:1 (NIV) 1 “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”
Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Jesus says: “ Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
Colossians 3:1-2 (NIV) 3 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
Colossians 3:1-2 (KJV) “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. “
Matthew 6:21 (NIV) 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:33 (NIV) 33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Signs of the Spiritually Self-Motivated Individual Interest in spiritual matters Seeks out or readily accepts chances for growth. Volunteers to teach so that he or she might learn rather than waiting to be asked.
Signs of the Spiritually Self-Motivated Individual Reads and Studies Attends and Participates Desires Development and Growth Willing to Devote Resources (time— energy--money) to Spiritual Things.
Who Motivates the Motivator? Paul Meyer Success Motivation Institute 1 Crystallize your thinking. Set a dynamic goal. 2 Develop a plan to reach that goal and give yourself a deadline on its accomplishment.
Who Motivates the Motivator? Paul Meyer Success Motivation Institute. 3 Develop a burning desire to reach that goal. It must become an obsession with you. 4 Develop an unshakable faith in yourself to accomplish it. 5 Create a force of iron will determination. Let nothing keep you from reaching your goal.
Suggestions We can cultivate desire! Don’t wait for others to motivate you—accept responsibility yourself. Desire to be like God and Christ.