There are days that you will have no motivation.

There are days that you will have no desire to move forward, or to even attempt to make forward progress.

Press on anyway. 

Move forward anyway. 

Pray anyway.

God knows your heart. He doesn’t expect it to always be in the greatest shape and ready to overcome the world. But what he wants is to have your heart committed to His purpose and His kingdom, even on the days that it is tired, hurting, and burdened by all that is wrong, dark, and broken about this world.

On those days, it is best to remember a few things:

1. God’s love for you is not in any way earned, deserved, or taken. It is freely given, because He not only is love, but because His grace is free.

Verses to refer to:

1 John 4:8 – “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 

Ephesians 1:6 – “to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”

Romans 3:24 – “and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

2. God’s grace is not only freely given, but it is more than sufficient to make up for your flaws, your downfalls, and your mistakes – and even your lack of motivation.

Verses to refer to:

2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 

Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”

3. Jesus died for you, for your sins, for your darkness, and for your mistakes. He didn’t die so that you could remember his death and be perfect. He died to save you from your darkness, and to save you from everything bad in the world. He knew you before your parents were even born, and knew exactly what flaws, what darkness, and what sins you would have. He knew all of that about you, and he still chose to die for you. What kind of love is that?

Verses to refer to:

Romans 6:14-“For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”

1 Peter 3:18 – “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”
John 11:25 – “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”
What an amazing privilege it is to live in a world that has a Creator that is so intricately linked to our existence. Not only did he create us, but he is FOR us, and He will not forsake us. On the hard days, on the tired days, on the days that our hearts are weary and torn, it is best to remember that. Maybe then, we can begin to pull and draw our energy from the One Who First Created energy.