There is a lot of talk in the world about biblical motivation and how to be mentally tough.
Some focus on their physical fitness. Others will work on their work ethic. And, some just want to find that one thing that will keep them going when they feel like giving up.
All of these are valid ways to get motivated but there is something else we need: God’s word!
In this article, we’ll be sharing 10 tips for mental toughness through biblical motivation.
Let’s explore these 10 tips together!
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
When we wait upon the Lord, He will give us the strength we need to keep going.
This doesn’t mean that we won’t face difficulties or trials but it does mean that we can overcome them with God’s help.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (I Corinthians 15:58)
As Christians, we know that our labor is not in vain.
This suggests that no matter what we go through or how we feel, we should always continue to do the work of the Lord.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians III:17)
Whenever we do anything, we should do it in the name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to Him.
This includes both the good things we do as well as the bad.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians IV:13).
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
It’s not that we won’t face difficulties or trials, but it does mean that we can overcome them with God’s help.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
This is a wonderful promise from God that there will be no more tears, death, sorrow, crying or pain in the new heavens and earth.
A great reminder that despite the trials we face in this life, there is hope for eternal happiness and joy.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans VIII:28)
We may not always understand why things happen but we can trust that God is working all things together for our good.
Even the bad things that happen to us can be used by Him for our ultimate benefit.
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (I John V:14-15)
We can have confidence in God that if we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us and grant our petition.
This is a great promise and should give us assurance when we pray.
“And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”(II Timothy IV:18)
The Lord will deliver us from every evil work and will preserve us unto His heavenly kingdom.
This is a wonderful promise that no matter what we go through in this life, we will be delivered and preserved by God.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (I Peter V: VII)
We can cast all our anxiety on Him because He cares for us. This is a great promise that we can rely on God to care for us even when we are feeling anxious or worried.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians IV: IV)
We should always rejoice in the Lord. This doesn’t mean that we will never face difficult times but it does mean that we can find joy in Him even during difficult times.
These are just a few tips on how to use your biblical motivation through tough times. There are many more scriptures that can provide encouragement and hope during difficult times.
May these verses help you to increase your biblical motivation and stay steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.
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