Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (15th November, 2015)

Posted: November 15, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Sacrifice, Words Of Wisdom
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November 15, 2015

MOTIVATION

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Romans 5:1-5

Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalm 119:114

Every time you break a promise, you erode people’s trust in you. When people do not trust you they will not follow you. The whole of Jesus’ ministry was centered around a promise for the future (John 14:2,3).

Jesus’ disciples were assured there were good things in store for them in the future. They knew that Jesus would keep His promise so they had hope. They had hope in the glory and the rewards of Heaven. This was a great source of motivation to them. Jesus’ disciples were so highly motivated that they had left their secular jobs for the ministry. They eventually died for their beliefs.

In your business or church, you must accept the fact that people need to be motivated. The key to having motivated people is “hope for the future”. That is why Jesus often spoke of Heaven and the rewards that await His faithful servants.

If you want to inspire pilots for instance, show them how many pilots have successfully flown for years and eventually retired. That is the sort of example that will give hope. There is no point in discussing all the terrifying air crashes in aviation history. If people see how badly others have fared, they will be discouraged. If you want to inspire pastors, show them examples of ministers who have made it in ministry.

The Word of God is full of hope. Anyone who preaches the Word of God will not minister discouragement, disappointment and disillusionment.
Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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