here’s what keeps me motivated: i don’t live to please man, i live to please God! (do i fail? well of course the answer is a resounding “yes,” this is why i need a Savior).
remember Noah? when God calls us to His purpose, it doesn’t matter if we receive praise or criticism, do it! He will provide all we need, no matter what others think!
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7
these days, we tend to look so much at our future that we overlook what the Lord sets before us today.
the other day i was speaking to a friend who “one day wants to inspire others” in her field. she was saying as long as that was what she ended up doing, she’d be satisfied with her career. i simply said to her “if you inspire someone today, you’ll inspire someone forever.” i truly felt the Lord had used me to speak to her, as she was stunned by the simple yet profound concept.
isn’t this true for all we do?
* fulfill your purpose today, and you’ll fulfill it forever.
* do His will today, and you’ll do it forever
* do [you fill in the blank] today and you’ll do “it” forever.
live for today, until tomorrow becomes today, then do it all over again!
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34