Question for the Day

How do you motivate the unmotivated?

Just wondering.

Imagine someone who just doesn’t see any point in doing anything….anything at all…really. It could be clinical depression. But where do you go from here?

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon makes the point that everything is meaningless, pointless, a chasing after the wind. But he concludes with the point that we will still stand before God and give an account of what we have done. So basically we should do our best with what we have, even if it doesn’t last or if it doesn’t succeed like we hope. Live fully!

Now…you and I may have that resolve. But how do we, or can we, inspire someone who doesn’t?

Please feel free to share your ideas!

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5 Responses to Question for the Day

  1. rebeccaaarup says:

    That’s tough! We want so much to shake people and insist they see the truth that will set them free, but alas! We have no control over what others believe or live out. This is especially difficult when it is close family. (I know this all too well right now!) The answer I always get from God is “live it”. Live Jesus out in MY life, and pray this person will see the peace I have and want it for themselves. If they ask for help, take them to the Bible and the truth that will set them free. And PRAY for them! I have suffered with clinical depression, so I understand that deep pit of hopelessness, and the ONLY thing that set me free was Gods word of truth. (getting physically healthy helped as well). 🙂

  2. freewayhome says:

    I can only think of two ways that have worked for me:
    1) Motivate them using the people they love.
    2) Be the person they love.

    • tlhumphries says:

      Good answer….but this particular case seems a bit beyond that even…I think when people don’t love themselves…no…when they claim no love for God or self… It is difficult to appeal to the love inside of them.

  3. cycleguy says:

    I think if you solve this question you will solve 80% of that which plagues the church (and most pastors). I have been in this thing for close to 40 years and still haven’t found the answer except when someone is “turned on” by Jesus.

    Thanks for coming by my blog Tammy. Always good to have new visitors. 🙂

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