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No. 0     Original Topic: Motivation   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Aug 5, 2017 at 7:14 PM   Viewed 2080 times     

I want to preface what I am about to say with this: We all have debt in our lives; Christ paid a huge price for 'you.'

I've been watching a lot of motivational vids lately, but haven't come to one I found that hit the right chords in my heart, except Scripture (we are to work as though we are working for the Lord). My summation of all I've watched is our lives often circle around 'our' perceptions, rather than the Lord's. He has given us all. These are questions I ask of everyone reading:

1. Are you depressed or is there a 'challenge' set before you in life?

2. Are you thinking 'negative' of others or are you failing to focus on your own works in life?

3. Are you feeling 'pain' or are you failing to focus on the joy that rises beyond all things experienced in life?

4. Are you 'seeking' love or do you recognize the love poured upon you daily?

5. Are you 'tired' or is this a matter of thought beyond which control is asserted with need?

6. Do you relish in the past or as a child anticipate each new day?


I am certain of little in life (I don't know what tomorrow brings my way), but I am certain that our responses and perceptions matter. Will it be your own or the Lord's?

(just sharing my thoughts on motivation [and where it comes from] today that holds encouragement hopefully for others).

No. 1     Reply: Re: Motivation   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Aug 8, 2017 at 12:58 PM     
I am heading out to the doctors in prayer and belief to have another physician look at my injured knee and I thought of a few more...

- Do you feel old or do you realize this is the first day of the rest of your life?

- Are all things bad or are you failing to see the good?

- Do you have regrets or are you failing to see lessons learned?

- Is your mind occupied with another's assessments of you or the Lord's assessments of you?

- Are you filled with love in your heart or that which holds no prosperity?


(that is all I have now, but I am sure there are a million of these...when considering perceptions)!
No. 2     Reply: Re: Re: Motivation   
By:  YoBro-MOTBOC   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Aug 8, 2017 at 1:37 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

I am heading out to the doctors in prayer and belief to have another physician look at my injured knee and I thought of a few more...

- Do you feel old or do you realize this is the first day of the rest of your life?

- Are all things bad or are you failing to see the good?

- Do you have regrets or are you failing to see lessons learned?

- Is your mind occupied with another's assessments of you or the Lord's assessments of you?

- Are you filled with love in your heart or that which holds no prosperity?


(that is all I have now, but I am sure there are a million of these...when considering perceptions)!


Prayers for your knee condition It is strange that you posted something that has to do with a paper (possibly a chapter of a book) that I have filed some where. It has to do with this
when considering perceptions)!


I can't remember if the TITLE is "REFLECTIONs" or "PERCEPTION"

YoBro:
I ask for prayer concerning my need for my own home (Storage Building size) so I can finally go through my belongings I have a filing cabinet next to me; but unable to open it due to the lack of room, but also have 2 cabinets in storage along with different tools I could make a little extra money with, along with maybe half of what I own (It owns me as long as it is in storage)that I could sell. Automotive books and a small fortune in automotive tools; some tools cost up too 1000 dollars new. I am not able to do very much physically, I feel the 63 years age hitting me.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Motivation   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Aug 9, 2017 at 12:13 PM     
John, thanks for your thoughts here. My knee will hopefully healed in no time. Another appt tomorrow.

Our heart is the greatest storage container that I've witnessed (don't you think)? ^-^

I've been attempting to offer counsel to someone who is seeking motivation (something I think we all need from time to time -- I had been seeking the same, but was asked questions on an area I need work on [irony I have always believed from the Lord in many cases...to guide us]). So I sought a video to share (been watching a lot lately), but none seemed to mention the scripture I preface above (a lot of the vids have physical exercise and inspiring words provided though, so I don't disparage watching them in any way here/just focusing on the mind and the Lord who is our greatest motivator/He created us).

My Aunt calls the focus on bad and failures in perception that allows dwelling on bad and not seeing good to be 'stinking thinking.'

I call it perception error. I believe there is no greater motivator than meditation upon His Word (to break through what my Aunt calls stinking thinking). ^-^

I will lift prayer for you, my friend regarding your requests. :pray:

God's provisions desired for you, for certain (believing in Him for all things)! <3

No. 4     Reply: Re: Motivation   
By:  grinnett9   Gender: M   Age: 34   on  Aug 28, 2017 at 10:01 PM     
That is why we need encouragement from others.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Motivation   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Aug 28, 2017 at 10:51 PM     
sounds like "CA" is stuck in a
"Nosy" hippy""C-O-G"" mindset...((laugh))
is this what y'all do in the fakebook ghe~tto...
No. 6     Reply: Re: Motivation   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Aug 28, 2017 at 11:20 PM     
Crayons -- So very humorous.

No. 7     Reply: Re: Re: Motivation   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Aug 28, 2017 at 11:23 PM     
grinnett9 wrote:

That is why we need encouragement from others.




Grinnett9 -- Welcome to forums and thanks for your thoughts. I would agree with you that we are to help to encourage and build one another in the Lord (our first and greatest love).

I am glad you have joined MC and look forward to your posts and I hope you are blessed here.



No. 8     Reply: Re: Motivation   
By:  YoBro-MOTBOC   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Dec 28, 2017 at 12:08 PM     
I decided to just give another angle as a reply without using those who post concerning MOTIVATION. Along with the other comments/ replies of others.

As a counselor, spiritual and up to a point general in relation of drug abuse and other problems the young adult are dealing with. Condemnation has no place when one is pouring out their nakedness, whether it be biblical, suicide thoughts, regrets and so forth.

1. To those that need me as their spiritual link to GOD I must remain simple and not talk above their heads.
2. As a uncle/father (figuratively) I still lean to simple answers to their needs although I may not use deep scripture which is mostly rejected quickly because a great many young adults (20's/to mid 30') usually didn't grow up believing what salvation entails.

Most of the time when these have a MOTIVATION problem it is because of their attitudes (holding onto guilt usually). This one simple statement I use with these. This concept is what God's Grace bestowed me in my time of regrets.

Don't look back on your life with the "I wish I had(s)" or I wish I had not(s)" draining your spiritual strength in belief of prayers and even answers of prayer. Without either of these paths you would not be at this life changing moment of your life. You do not use toilet paper to clean yourself and then put the filth of that wipe on a shelf to look gaze at every time you come to that porcelain throne. Yes you do look at it but only long enough to see if you need to clean what might be left. I know this sounds strange and you will not hear this type language at your church pulpits. The rest I will say pertains to what we/you think about the vanity of life, a tree leaf {human waste} fallen is not the end of that leaf {waste]. In fact it has become more valuable because it will compost and bring new life to what is to grow.

With out me going on, I work better in conference when the one I am speaking to gives questions to what they want more understanding. Even the teacher must be still and know God.

A simple study in biological growth of forest or more plain "The Cycle Of Vegetative Life" has great spiritual wisdom in it if you open up to the WORD as you study it.

After rereading this I want to leave on more thought. Repenting is the looking back at the "had & had not" moments of your life; let it go and let the newness of your thoughts (God's Grace) be the MOTIVATING factor as you leave it behind.