For example, the present moment in Biblical prophecy is critical and requires our urgent attention. As believers in Christ, we must recognize our responsibility to respond and fulfill the mission that God has given us. However, the reality is that we can sometimes become complacent, and we lack the motivation to act. But, the Bible provides us with instructions on motivating ourselves to respond to the urgency of this critical moment. This Bible study will explore some of these instructions and how they apply to our lives.
Remember God's Promises - (2 Peter 3:9)
The first instruction that the Bible provides us is to remember God's promises. In 2 Peter 3:9, we read, "The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." This verse reminds us that God has promised to fulfill his plans, and he is patient with us because he desires that all people repent and turn to him.
Note: We can motivate ourselves by meditating on God's promises and remembering that he is faithful to his word. We can trust that God will fulfill His plans, and we are responsible for participating in that plan.
Fear of God - (Proverbs 1:7)
The second instruction that the Bible provides us is to fear God. In Proverbs 1:7, we read, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction." The fear of God refers to our reverence and respect for God's holiness and power.
Note: We can motivate ourselves by developing a more profound fear of God. When we fear God, we recognize that he is in control of everything, and we are accountable. This fear can give us the courage to act boldly for his kingdom.
Great Commission - (Matthew 28:19-20)
The third instruction that the Bible provides us is to fulfill the Great Commission. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Note: We can motivate ourselves by remembering the Great Commission. Jesus gave us this mission, and we are responsible for sharing the gospel and making disciples. The urgency of this critical moment should remind us of the importance of fulfilling this mission.
Be Filled with the Holy Spirit - (Ephesians 5:18)
The fourth instruction the Bible provides us is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. In Ephesians 5:18, we read, "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit."
Note: We can motivate ourselves by seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit daily. When filled with the Holy Spirit, we are empowered to do God's work and act boldly and courageously.
In conclusion, the Bible provides us with instructions on motivating ourselves to respond to the urgency of this critical moment in Biblical prophecy. We can remember God's promises, fear God, fulfill the Great Commission, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. As we apply these instructions to our lives, we can act with boldness and courage for God's kingdom. Let us be motivated to fulfill God's mission and share the Good News with those around us.