How do you live your life?
What are your goals, and how do you go about achieving them?
A question asked at my home Church which I found important is this: are you moved by excitement or inspiration?
Now for some, this question may not seem major. After all, don’t the two co-exist: excitement and inspiration? How can you have one element without the other?
Well, I’ll tell you.
Key Differences: Starting With Excitement
Excitement, by definition, is a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.
Now, let’s take a look at the key word here: feeling.
To feel is to experience an emotion or mood for that particular moment. And as we know, feelings are temporary.
When you receive an idea or vision, excitement is there to release a strong high. Because for that very second, you are filled with ambition. For that very moment, you feel achievable and unstoppable.
But what happens when that high goes away? What happens when you’re feeling not so moved or unstoppable, what then?
The Missing Piece: Motivation
That joy you get when you dream cannot travel far without motivation.
Excitement is temporary. Inspiration is inside of you, what makes you move.
Inspiration stems from a passion, a desire to do exceedingly well. It drives you to reach for your goal, doing whatever needed to see it happen.
As discussed during Friday’s service, when you are motivated you aren’t intimidated by the next person. You are so wrapped up in purpose, knowing what God has given you, that you can’t help but to do well and applaud others who’re doing well for themselves. Jealousy won’t inhabit your heart, contentment will.
Check the posture of your heart, and act accordingly.
For those of you walking in a path of humility and generosity, many blessings be to you. Your heart will always make room to not only for personal building but also to extend love and support for others.
On the other hand, for those of you suffering in discontentment (disappointed with where you are/what you have, feeling left behind, looking instead at what other people are doing), I advice you to seek God.
Pray to rebuke the mental warfare. Eliminate your double minded thoughts, and seek Him for a clear mind. For it reads in 2 Timothy 1:7 (one of my favorite verses, which can be used for SO many different accounts), “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.
If you are someone who acts on excitement, then chances are you are pulled back by fear. Because of fear, your ideas seem great but not realistic. And because you feel you don’t have anything, it will be difficult for you to genuinely be happy for someone else without harboring jealousy of some sort.
In order to eliminate the power that this defeatist attitude renders, you have to seek godly wisdom. Remember to whom you belong to! Recognize the power that your Maker holds!
Never are you traveling alone or empty handed. God has a plan for you, accompanied by a time and season for every move to be made. For it reads in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV):
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
So the next time you are going through something, remember to have joy (which is permanent). Be inspired to continue rather than to be excited. Count your blessings, and keep reminder during the process that as long as God says He’ll do it (and you meet him through diligent efforts), it will get done.
Walk around in confidence, achieving your heart’s desire each and every day!
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