Thursday, September 12, 2013

Faith WOD

READGenesis 12

REFLECT: What motivated Abram to move?

RESPOND:  What motivates you?  List the top 3 things that make you want to be your best.

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"So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran."


  1. I am motivated by 1) my desire to be successful by doing and not just word of mouth, 2) the satisfaction of accomplishing something I thought I couldn't and, 3) fear. In the last 5 years, i have come to appreciate that fear is a normal emotion and that without fear, there is no wisdom; that if I do not at least address my fears, I have accepted automatic defeat.

  2. What motivates me is the want to push myself to my limits, the thought that others are training and getting better (So I need to work harder than them). And the most important motivation that drives everything I do is the fact that if I give my all and succeed, I can use it as an opportunity to bring glory and honor to God.


  3. my motivation comes from 1) living the purpose in life that God has chosen for me. Regardless of what i do, if i do it with my all, God will use it in some way. 1 cor 15:58 "So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless" 2) to give and receive love 3) to encourage and motivate others with my passion.

  4. Abram moved the first time because he was following the Lord’s wishes. He moved into Egypt because of sever famine. It was out of necessity for the safety of him and his family. Three things that motivate me to be my best: 1) my liver donor. I began running long distance in her honor because she was a runner and to spread awareness of organ donation. 2) Living life itself. I was faced with death, being given 2 days to live. I lived against all odds. I now live life to the fullest and never ever give up. 3) My twin sister and other individuals I have mentored along my journey through the transplant. My goal is to prove to them and all others with chronic illness that life isn’t over when you have had major things happen. In fact, this is when I feel I really started living!