I thank God for the many experiences He has given me. For His great and wonderful love – that motivates me to do the same to others.

Let us explore this particular word: Motivate

For what purpose? For us to see how it should be used and when.

🙂 (Yes, I am an informal writer)


verb mo·ti·vate \ˈmō-tə-ˌvāt\
As defined by Webster:
  • : to give (someone) a reason for doing something

  • : to be a reason for (something)

:  to give or be a reason for doing something Prizes motivated him to join the contest

:  to provide with a motive or serve as a motive for motivate patients to change unhealthy lifestyles

As defined by

verb (used with object), motivated, motivating.
1. to provide with a motive, or a cause or reason to act; incite; impel.
More examples from the web:
  • He was able to inspire and motivate others to acts of courage—as great leaders must.
  • His subsequent inability to get equal time with his children fueled a passion that continues to motivate him years later.
  • If the charges amount to a negotiating ploy, that could backfire and motivate Democrat supporters to protest.
  • When someone at work annoys you, turn the envy back on yourself and use it to motivate yourself.
  • But if it appears that it will motivate chiefly voters on the other side, it can and should wait.
  • The essential thing about value is that it motivate our conduct.
  • These problems may then motivate you to enter individual therapy.
  • He had felt it before, but the feeling was strong enough now to motivate action.
  • Any sort of desire or need, left unsatisfied in the day, may motivate a dream.
  • Such a case appeals to us especially fitted to motivate the creation of projection formations.
While it is wise to learn about the word, it is also essential to see what The WORD has to say about this word.
Hebrews 10:24 New Living Translation
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
Hebrews 10:25 New Living Translation
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
  • What was the encouragement all about?
  • What is it that Apostle Paul is asking them to do?
  • What was their situation then?
Hebrews 3:13 
New Living Translation
You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.
Note that NIV uses Encourage, while ESV uses Exhort.
1 Peter 5:12 New Living Translation
I have written and sent this short letter to you with the help of Silas, whom I commend to you as a faithful brother. My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God’s grace for you. Stand firm in this grace.
  • What was the encouragement about from this letter of Apostle Peter?
  • What is is that the early Christians are experiencing then?
When we are experiencing great trouble, dilemma or hardships – where should our encouragement or motivation come from? Can anyone in trouble, feeling down, and is experiencing hardship motivate themselves? Can anyone in deep trouble who doesn’t know how to pray, be able to pray in a sudden? It’s a lot complicated that what is obvious to the naked eye. Someone who doesn’t know God cannot know God in an instant especially in times of trouble, dilemma or hardship. While God can intervene and reveal Himself, oftentimes, it is the servants of God who brings the good news – Words of Hope, and Love – that brings peace, salvation, and encouragement or motivation.
It is written and this is the truth: Romans 15:5 New Living Translation
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.
God gives. He is the source. We cannot give something we do not have. We cannot create something from nothing. ONLY GOD can do that. Bear in mind that God never changes. That the same Lord who has done great and mighty deeds from the ancient past is the same, today and forever. He is still who He is from the beginning. The problem lies in what we only know about Him – not in what He is able to do. See Ephesians 3:20 about this.
  • When you learned of someone in your group having trouble, what did you do?
  • When you learned of someone struggling – and do not even have something to buy for lunch, what did you do?
Truly, a blind man cannot guide another blind. Matthew 15:14  “They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
We are all accountable to God for every word we said, or things we have done.
1 Corinthians 3:13 New Living Translation
But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value.
Let us pray!
Lord Jesus, in your most Holy name, we pray to God, our Father. Help us, Lord to be encouraged. Enable us, Lord to understand what true encouragement is all about regardless of our different situations. Help us see your guiding wisdom in our troubled time. Enable us, also Lord, to encourage others as you encourage us. Reveal to us how this should be done – as we send out timely motivations to others and as we received needed motivation from you. May we strive to know you more. Amen.
God bless you!
@MAR 7/15/2017

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