When the motor in my 1994 Volvo finally seized up, I had it towed to the wreckers. Without a motor my car could go nowhere and became as worthless as a hunk of metal.

We also each have our own ‘motor’ that causes us to push forward and to step into all that God has for us.

The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines motivation as ‘Something (such as a need or desire) that causes a person to act’. Without it we become as useful as a car without an engine!

The book of wisdom has a lot to say about the ‘motor-vation’ of an ant:

‘Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.

But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber’ – Proverbs 6:6-11 (NLT)

Although tiny, these ants need no external pressure to force them to work and forge ahead towards a shared vision and purpose. They each have a motor that propels them forward no matter what obstacles they face!

Whether it’s the financial, relational, or lack-of-purpose-satisfaction kind of poverty, those who refuse to ‘service’ or maintain the ‘motor’ on the inside may find themselves stranded on the side of the road of life. But those who give attention to the it will discover there is no limit to the distance we can travel!

Do whatever you can to throw away laziness and re-discover your motivation. Pray and ask God for a service or an upgrade. He is only too willing to give you a dream in your heart or birth a new vision that will give you all the motivation you need to propel you further than you thought possible!

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