For the Person Who Feels Unmotivated

It has been a month and few days since I last wrote a blog post. I got to a place where I was confused and didn’t now what direction I wanted to go with my blog.

In midst of being confused, I started looking at what other bloggers were doing and I thought about doing the same thing. In trying to do what others were doing, I completely lost the desire I had for writing. I wasn’t focused on the type of writing I love: encouraging others to center their lives in Jesus.

Once I realized I was in this phase I also came to the realization that each one of us has our own desires, wants, and loves. When we stop focusing on those things and let our eyes wander we become unmotivated, have thoughts of quitting, and possibly get lost for a while.

So here I am admitting that for the last month I have thought “I don’t want to blog” to “I have all kinds of ideas” to “I am not good at doing this” to “I was overthinking everything”. Instead, I needed to focus and do what I do best by writing and everything else will fall into place.

If you find yourself in a place where you are questioning things like:

Do I want to finish my degree.

Do I want to stay in this job.

Do I want to be in this relationship.

Should I pursue that job or that friendship.

Should I follow my dreams and desires.

Do I want to start writing that blog or that book.

Should I say Yes to starting that podcast or do that job overseas.

The list can go on. I want you to know that it’s okay to have a moment where you are confused and lost. Though at some point, you need to sit down and think through your feelings and come to a place of peace and make that decision with the Lord.

The following are steps you can take to clear out your mind so you can start making decisions.

  1. Talk about your confusion. Don’t let shame and guilt trap you in a place of confusion for a long time. There is freedom in sharing (with others, yourself, and most importantly our good good Father)
  2. Sit down and plan your week with Jesus. Having a clear direction for the week helps you to be less confused.
  3. Talk to your friends about your life. Share the dreams that you have and the fears that are holding you back. These friends should encourage, push, and check on you to make sure you are doing okay and making progress in your plans.
  4. Be intentional with your emotions and feelings. Don’t avoid them, they are not going to work out by themselves.
  5. Trust in the dreams and desires the Lord has called you into. It’s not by mistake. If you are wondering whether it is your dreams but not the Lords dreams also, ask Him. Not only that, think about why it is your dream. Uncover the motives in your heart and see if it is selfish, for money, for fame, etc… If it simply excites you and makes you happy it is probably from the Lord.

I hope this encourages you to get out of the state of being confused to a state of putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward. There is power in taking action instead of wishing for those different times/seasons.

With grace and love,

Winnie:)

For the Person Who Feels Unmotivated

38 thoughts on “For the Person Who Feels Unmotivated

  1. I love your post Winnie, and i’ts so true about the dangers we can find ourselves in when we start to copy others instead of bringing what’s inside us to life.We indeed are all unique and have been given different gifts and talents to share. I’m happy you found your motivation and step back into what you know is for you. There are many that need what you have to share. keep writing.

  2. LOVE THIS. So many times people don’t open up about this. Way to be transparent with your audience. I think all your pointers were great! Keep on, friend! <3

  3. I’ve found myself at this juncture so many times… Your point, “Trust in the dreams and desires the Lord has called you into. It’s not by mistake.” is so valid.

    Yes, we all need to keep checking in with our loving Heavenly Father to be sure we’re still true to His plan, but also be sure that He makes no mistakes.

    There’s a line in an old hymn that haunts me: “When reason’s rays deceptive shine,
    His counsel would I yet fulfill.” We can talk ourselves out of and into so much – all with the desire to be reasonable. Practical. But what God asks may not look reasonable…

    Yes. One step in front of another. Always asking the One who has all the answers! 😉 Thank you for the encouragement Winnie!

  4. I feel so blessed to call you one of my close friends. Such beautiful, supernatural words. You have such a sweet gift Winnie! Love you bunches!

  5. Great advice, Winnie! I especially like the one about facing your emotions and thoughts and being completely honest with God. For a long time, my temptation has been to run away from my negative feelings and conflicting emotions, but I found that when I am able to be honest with how I am feeling with God and others, I feel more motivated to act and also freer in my life.

  6. Winnie!

    Just read the blog. I’m in the same boat with my blog. I’ve been so busy worry about what others are doing with their blog (even yours, admittedly) that I’ve gotten to the point where I almost quit blogging a few weeks ago.

    Thank you for writing this. It just reaffirmed what I was told me different times this week.

  7. Excellent advice! It is so easy to get caught up in the comparison trap. Comparison really is the thief of joy! I appreciate how you were able to take a step back from it and refocus your priorities. You’ve got some great tips on changing focus to the things that matter.

  8. I love the last statement of this article “There is power in taking action instead of wishing for those different times/seasons.” I spend too much time thinking and wishing and this thought has gotten me going. Thank you!

  9. This post is so good and a great motivation. I totally agree with you that it’s ok to feel lost or unmotivated but you can’t stay there. At some point in time, you need to step back, reevaluate what’s going on and decide what needs to be done.

  10. So good! I blogged with similar thoughts today! I just know there must be others out there that need this encouragement today. Thanks for sharing and for being honest–I love your heart!

  11. I have also started to feel unmotivated in the direction I thought I wanted to go. Thank you for these tips! I will seek the Lord and take the necessary steps forward.

  12. I love this post Winnie! I can totally relate! It’s so easy to look at everyone on social media who seems to have it all together and start to feel down on yourself. Lately I’m learning to look to God more and ask him what I am suppose to be doing instead. It’s when I don’t that I get in trouble. Keep writing friend!

    1. My goodness its beautiful that you can relate to this. My encouragement to you is to focus on your why. Why did you start what you started and go from there. Looking on what others are doing and getting down on ourselves is totally a distraction.

  13. Winnie,
    Thanks so much for sharing your heart. I think those moments of uh uncertainty really draw us to the purpose we were created for. I am so glad you are blogging. Keep it up!

  14. I really enjoyed this post! Sometimes motivation is hard to find. I love that you included sitting down with God to plan ahead. That truly is a great tip!

    1. I believe when we are working with God we should also involve him in the process of things not just the finishing product. Thank you so much for taking time to read. I appreciate it.

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