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Striving For Excellence In Ministry D5 – Motivation For Excellence.

Where is the Motivation

Striving For Excellence In Ministry Scripture – Psalm 18:33 (KJV) – “He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.”

New King James Version – “He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places.”

 

Maintaining the proper motivation in ministry is critical for long-term ministry commitment. Finding your set place and functioning in your set place is the key to living a fulfilled life.

There are several types of motivation for ministry. The most important one is the motivation to please God. This motivation is the most scriptural and reliable form of spiritual motivation for ministry service. When your chief motivation is to please God, peer pressure to abandon one’s purpose is easily dismissed because acceptance from others is not a priority.

Being self-motivated in ministry is a must. Self-motivated people are passionate about their interests and beliefs. For instance, they could be health enthusiasts who understand why health is crucial to their success. Because they believe this, they do everything they can to be healthy. Your beliefs have plenty to do with your motivation. If you believe that being overweight is in your genes, you can’t hope to lose weight even if you exercise. If you believe in your capabilities, you can be a hero. If you believe you’re a failure, you’ll fail. Your spirit must be strong enough to believe that you can fulfill the ministry God has called you to.

Those who are self-motivated are also advocates of discipline. Without this mind-set, it’s not possible to follow a regular routine of exercise, a healthy diet, or do anything else which requires daily effort, like working toward the achievement of your goals.  Excellence in ministry may require a change in your life.

There are three decisions you will need to make to help you to stay motivated and strive for excellence in ministry;

1.   Decide what your primary focus is for each moment of your life. This will influence your feelings, thoughts, and actions.

2.  Decide how your situations affect you. Cut through the chaos and pause to answer this question: How does this situation affect my present and future?

3.  Decide what you should do now. This is a most important decision. Don’t be bothered by what others are doing and don’t be carried away by what’s happening around you. If you do,   you’re allowing your environment to direct your decision.

Prayer – “Father, You are strengthening me according to your Word, You are making my feet like hind’s feet, so that I will be able to walk upon the high places. I rejoice in you, Lord, and I joy in you for you are my salvation and my strength. I commit to excellence in ministry and life to glorify your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

 

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  1. October 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    These are great suggestions for ministry. IT is so easy to get burned out or overwhelmed.

    • gingerlondon
      October 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Penny,

      You are so right. Thanks for reading and sharing.

  2. October 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    So easy to get burned out in ministry. It ‘s imperative that you keep your focus as you suggested.

  3. October 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    It is a bit tricky for me to comment on a post relating to ministry, but I do agree that proper motivation is critical for long-term commitment – and not only in ministry, but other areas of life, too. My favourite statement from your post is this: “If you believe in your capabilities, you can be a hero”. We truly can become what we believe.

    • gingerlondon
      October 5, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you.

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