Having Friends Who Motivate You
Hebrews 10 : 24 – Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
I remember a friend of mine who became a believer, and for a few weeks was really fervent, there was this strong desire to learn, and I could see him always looking for material that would help him grow in Christ. This continued for a while until suddenly I noticed a decline in his desire to grow. I tried for sometime to keep him growing, but to no avail, and this got me really sad, because I knew it wasn’t Gods will for any believer not to grow.
The question that struck me though was what could have caused this decline, and without having to look too far, it wasn’t difficult to spot. It was his friends, those who played vital roles in influencing his decisions. The key scripture asked us to motivate each other unto love and good works, however, if you are in wrong company, you’ll still get motivated to do something, but definitely not good works, or acts of love. A good work for instance is Spiritual growth, it’s a very good work even, and sometimes, you just need that push from someone to get you to want to grow, and keep growing.
It’s not a one sided affair though, the key scripture says we should
Motivate one another
This means it’s a two way cycle, I motivate you and you motivate me as well, that way we all remain motivated as one family. So decide to motivate other believer’s to acts of love, and help out with their growth, and they should to you too.
Finally, one way to remain in proper company can be seen in verse 25 of our key scripture.
Hebrews 10 : 25 – And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Be at Christian meetings people, whether it’s church or fellowship, be there, that’ll be your first point of contact with the right people who will motivate you, you’ll always get motivation at Christian meetings, and there you can also make good friends. So don’t miss meetings in your city…be there. Motivate others to good works, and be motivated too, God bless you.
Lord Jesus, help me remain motivated to do your will, and to also help others be motivated too
Author – Gem