Hopefully by the time that you read this today you will have eaten and drunk something. Can I ask you a silly question? Why did you do it? Why did you eat or drink what you did? My guess is, it was because you were hungry and thirsty and your body was telling you that you needed nourishment. In other words, you had physical motivation to eat and drink. Motivation is important, both in the physical realm and in the spiritual realm. With that in mind, let’s consider the following quote by a fellow blogger:
It’s the vision that motivates the practice. – Tom Smith
Do you know what else can serve as an excellent motivator? A vision, or a goal (I will use these two terms interchangeably from here on out). As Mr Tom Smith so aptly stated, the practical work of whatever it happens to be can be motivated by the goal that we have in mind or the vision that we have been given. This is an important truth that is applicable in many areas so I will ask you, do you have a vision? Do you have a goal or goals that you are working towards that helps to shape your thoughts and actions?
Using a very relevant example, I write these posts and run this blog because God gave me a vision of sharpening and encouraging His people by writing and speaking His truth. I have been charged to teach and to edify both with the written and the spoken word until the Lord tells me to stop or calls me home to be with Him. For me, this is an excellent motivator to do as He has asked.
I believe that God wants the very best for us. I believe He wants us to be who He created us to be before Sin entered the world and caused us to be evil and less. I believe that He has a vision for each of us based on the talents and abilities that He has given us. He wants to use our experiences, our personalities and even our worst failures in combination with His power and His grace to produce something marvelous and something unique to each of us.
Do you have a God-given vision and purpose? Have you asked for one and sought it out? I am certain that He has one for you but until you come to the place where you are ready to receive it, you will remain blind and directionless. The great news is that you have a choice. You can choose to receive all that God offers by crying out to Him and seeking His will for your life. When you want it more than anything else, you will have it.