Finding a reason to keep going

What keeps you going every day? What helps you get up in the morning? What makes you to go to bed in peace? I have often asked these questions to myself because finding the answers gives me a reason to continue to enjoy life and embrace the beauty that is around me at all times. It’s the love of the Lord that keeps me going. It’s His love that gets me up in the morning and that lulls me into sleep at night. It’s His love that starts my day and that ends it. It’s His love that defines my day. His love gives meaning to my life and determines who I am. If I let my circumstances define me, I lose the motivation to keep going. I sit down on the chair of sorrow and I let my mind ruin my life by brewing depressing scenarios. I refuse to take a seat on that chair. I refuse to let heartaches take ahold of my spirit. I have decided to take a stand and stand against negativity. I am here because God so loved me that He gave His only Son so I wouldn’t perish. I am here because love wouldn’t let me perish. Today I want to remind you that God so loved you that He gave His only Son for you who believe so you wouldn’t perish. He gave His Son so you would have an abundant life. Your whole and lasting life was made possible because of love. Hold on to love and let it be the reason you are not going to give up and you are going to keep going.

We have many opportunities to give up and throw in the towel. The enemy finds subtle ways to make us want to dissociate from faith. He causes us to question God and to even be mad at Him when we don’t understand why trials are plaguing our lives. We lose sight of why we walked in faith in the first place. We forget why we started the journey of love and faith in the first place. It’s during times like this that we ought to go back to why we made it so far. Jesus is the reason. God’s love is the reason. The reason doesn’t change. Our minds change the reason but it doesn’t mean that God has changed. When we change the reason why we do what we do, we put ourselves in the line of the fire of disappointment. It’s good to keep going because of our families and friends. It’s good to fight doubt and fear because of them but they shouldn’t be the main reason. If I say “Today I am going to get up and go to work because I know my family loves me,” I am making an honorable statement but I miss the point. The point for every day is that God gives me every day so I can enjoy it and love my family every day. God should always be the reason. He should always define what we do and how we do it. We keep going because of His love that justifies our lives. God’s love is my strength and my stronghold. It is the Rock on which my life is based. I keep going because this love is so powerful that I need to share it. That’s why I keep going!

I hear people say that their spouses’ love keeps them going. I love hearing that and it’s beautiful but hearing people say that God’s love keeps them motivated is music to my (spiritual) ears. When we have the Lord’s love as our cornerstone for everything, His love will touch everything in our lives. God’s love is powerful and letting it permeate our lives is strongly recommended. His love does wonders. It fixes everything. It mends the broken-hearted. It patches the holes left by grief and fear. It makes life better. It will motivate you and keep you moving forward. Think about it. The love that created the universe, the love that saves humanity can be your motivation for everything. Why? God’s love will help you accomplish what you need. It will give you the power to get it done and it will encourage you to do good as well. Love is contagious and it wants to be transferred. Let God’s love be your motivation and be a vessel where it can dwell. You can keep going, friend. Make sure God’s love is what you are living for. Make sure God’s love is what you are counting on every day. God’s love will always push you in the right direction. Let it guide you. Let it be the reason for everything in your life!

Suggested reading: Romans 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Colossians 3:23

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