Even Christians need to know how to find motivation. This is especially true if you have conditions such as depression or anxiety and you just don’t feel like doing anything. I know there are many days when I get up and I just don’t really feel like doing anything.
Some of my lack of motivation comes from not really knowing what I’m supposed to be doing with myself. After I lost my last full-time job I ended up at home on disability permanently and have been trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing since then.
I’ve had a couple of failed home businesses; well, they didn’t actually fail, but due to increased physical and medical conditions I actually had to close them because I just couldn’t do them anymore physically or mentally.
Finding Motivation in a New Business
So, last year I launched my new Jesus T-shirts business. I started out all excited about it and I’ve started to do a little more with it lately as far as designing and making ads and marketing it more, but I think my lack of motivation now is coming from no sales yet and that gets pretty frustrating.
It’s kind of like when you’re watching a sports game and the team’s losing because they haven’t made any goals, touchdowns, baskets, or whatever sport you’re watching. But then, as soon as they get the get on the scoreboard, all the sudden their motivation seems to go up and they may even end up winning the game because they just got that little bit of motivation.
And, I think that’s where I am now, just waiting for a few sales to come in to give me more motivation to keep going with this business. Sometimes I find myself kind of in a catch-22 situation where I know how to find motivation, especially as a Christian, but at the same time it’s trying to find the motivation to find the motivation, if that makes any sense.
One of the ways that I’ve found motivation is by chatting with people in a couple of Facebook groups that do what I do, as in designing and marketing t-shirts. Another is chatting with some of the people I go to church with who also have small businesses and I get some encouragement from them.
The one of the best ways to get motivated is by just talking to Jesus; simply asking for motivation, asking God for motivation in Jesus name, to get my mindset more on creating new blog posts, designing new shirts, and marketing.
And of course another great way is just by reading the Bible.
How to find Motivation in the Bible
There are many great motivational passages and scriptures in the Bible that can actually teach you how to find motivation and also provide cross references to other passages about motivation.
Here are some of my favorites from the New Kings James Bible:
So if you’ve been kind of down in the dumps lately, especially with everything that’s going on in the world today, and you just don’t feel like doing anything, hopefully this will help you learn how to find motivation for yourself to get up and keep moving.
What do you do for motivation? Leave a comment below.