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Today, I want to ask you a question, what is that motivates you? What drives you, and maybe more importantly, what happened to the motivation you once had?"
The word itself leads us to some very important questions. The word motivation has within it a very important word.... The word Motive
What is your motive? Motivation come out of a persons motive!
As a child, I can still remember waking up on those early summer mornings ready to enjoy the day. What was the motivation? For my brother and I to spend the entire day digging as deep a hole as possible. From early morning to late in the day as the sun began to set you could find us in the back of the house with shovels in hand. It took us a week but we achieved what we set out to do, dig a 7 foot deep hole where we were having to send one bucket of dirt at a time to the top to be emptied.
A few years later the motive behind our motivation changed. Now it was to see how we could skip middle school classes without getting caught or how my brother and I could develop a system for sneaking into movie theaters with no one the wiser.
So, I guess that story means we can have selfish based motives as well as selfless motives. One type of motivation describes a life that is coming from a place of sense of emptiness the other out of a place of fullness.
For example this cup of water is half full... I become aware of this and now am motivated to find water to fill my own feelings of lack. The emptiness we feel could be insecurities, wrong beliefs about where happiness comes from. The other example is about approaching life from a place of fullness. An awareness that I lack nothing. Jesus calls it a well that springs up on the inside of a person that not only satisfies the thirst of a person but becomes a river or fountain that never goes dry.
Let me quote that verse for you.
But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.” Jo. 4:14
You see the thirst humanity has that comes from emptiness drives a person to continually drink from other people's cups. Approval, love, affection, applause, all are great things for us to experience but they can also become a drug that chains us to the opinions of others. Not only was Jesus and example of a life that was based on "selflessness" which really means his cup was full and complete but He gives us this same life that is full and running over, a sense of completeness, fulfillment and ownership where it concerns our life's journey here on the Earth.
Our life on Earth should be one of fullness a deep sense of being complete and whole. Would you like to experience this in your own life in greater depth?
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