What Is YOUR Motivation?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Nehemiah 2:20a

I answered them by saying, “The God of heaven will give us success.”


Nehemiah had been the wine taster and server for King Artaxerxes. This king was the Persian king who ruled Babylon at the time of the people of Israel’s return to their homeland. Nehemiah, after much prayer, asked the King if he could go back and rebuild the walls around Jerusalem. King Artaxerxes commissioned his wine taster to go back. Once there, Nehemiah ran into much opposition from two local authorities, Sanballat and Tobiah. Finally, Nehemiah authoritatively said … “The God of heaven will give a success!”


No matter what you feel your destiny or calling may be, as soon as you move toward it, there will be OPPOSITION. How do you handle that? You need a TEAM. Nehemiah had a team. You need to be sure of your MISSION. Nehemiah was definitely sure of his mission. You need to TALK BACK to your opposition and stand for what you BELIEVE. Nehemiah got an “A” in that category as well. However, there has to be a SECRET WEAPON that you possess somewhere in your arsenal. For Nehemiah it was “The Lord.” The Lord was Nehemiah’s secret weapon, and of course his secret weapon trumped everything else. His knowledge that God had given him the dream and the mission was his Ultimate Motivation … “What Is Your Motivation?”


Dear Jesus,

I am fired up this AM because I know You’re the one who gave me this Mission. I know You will give me Success. Amen

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