This post is the first FMF of the new year. This is Five Minute Friday, a flash mob of writers who gets together every week to write for five minutes at a time on a given one word prompt. For more information, join us over here. This week’s prompt is Motivate.
It’s a new year. It’s a fresh start and a new beginning and a clean slate. (Thanks Mollie.) It’s time to find your motivation and start anew.
So what motivates you? Is it money? Power? Fame? (I’m gonna live forever.)
Or better yet, why do you need a fresh start? Clean Slate? What mistakes or problems or traumas happened in 2017 that makes you desire a fresh start in 2018? For me, the last two weeks have been rough. I’ve been sick for over a month, my dogs got into a huge fight, and I lost my great uncle on Dec 31. I want a new beginning.
What motivates you? Is it family? Is it love?
Or is it God?
I think my biggest mistake this past year is in allowing myself to draw away from a relationship with our heavenly Father. I find myself missing that, missing Him. But He didn’t move, I did.
So my motivation for 2018 is to draw close to God. To not shirk away from being His child, and to be brave in Him.
For years, my favorite Bible verse has been “whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord.” (Colossians 3:17) This year, I will try to focus on that, to focus on Him.
Because He is my motivation.
May the new year find you blessed with a clean slate.