Finding the Right Motivation - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 4:4

“Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind.”

Reflect and Respond:

What is it that incites wrong motives in your life? How do you counteract them?


Father, create in me a pure heart - a heart that isn't motivated by fear, comparison, envy and jealousy. Let my motives be those of love for You and Your kingdom only. Amen.

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Many times i too seek recognition from my peers and seek to become better than they when I am not recognized. Lord, let me not become motivated by the wrong desires.
/It is what God's will is in your ;life, that you are to be success of what you do that make a difference .
Linda keep praying and asking the Lord to give you what you are lacking to get up and go. He will because He loves us and it indeed has been ordained long ago that we should all succeed. I will pray for you everyday.
Linda, I am sorry you are there right now. Sometimes it's a matter of prayer and of study. Sometimes it's a matter of doing the next thing. And other times, it's a symptom of something else. Can you see any other reasons for these feelings? How long have you been feeling this way? Remember this: God declared you His masterpiece because of what Christ has done. "God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago" Eph 2:8-10. This passage always motivates me and reminds me of my value to the King!
The video was very helpful. Here on earth most people are motivated by success of others. But i have leant that we should get our satisfaction from God
Thank you for sharing I have never thought of it like that but it makes so much sense in its true thank you for pointing that out
Linda I am sorry to hear this but just know how to get back to out of that pit you need only to pray ask Jesus to lift you up into His Amazing Grace. To help you to care again as Jesus does and to see and Love yourself as Jesus Loves and sees You! May God Bless You and may Jesus fill you with His Healing Presence in Jesus name Amen
I love this because it does make me think. My problem is that at my current state I don’t really have much motivation to succeed at all. I don’t seem to care and can’t get out of that pit.
Powerful! Thank you.
Yes Jesus please create a pur heart within me. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Are pride gets in the way our en vy gets in the way our low self-esteem gets in a way Ecclesiastes 4:4 fits in perfectly
What a way to reinforce the words of God that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens us That's something we need to remember All things through Christ
The world needs more of this we need to remember
Thank you Jesus this will help me all day to get through in Jesus name amen there is no one Higher no one above you love only for my Lord and Savior AMEN AMEN. AMEN 🌹🙏✝️🛐🙏🌹
Glory be to God. Real...Amen, by the grace and help of God through Christ.
Thank you for this great reminder.
This verse will help me to stay focus on God.