Title: Understanding God’s Purpose for Motivation
Lesson for Teens in Evangelical Christianity
Welcome, everyone! Today, we will explore the concept of motivation and understand how God has designed us to be motivated in our lives. We live in a world where it’s common to feel unmotivated or lacking purpose at times. However, as believers, we know that God has a unique plan for each one of us, which includes understanding His purpose for motivation. Let’s dive into today’s lesson: Understanding God’s Purpose for Motivation!
I. What is Motivation?
a. Define motivation as the inner driving force that pushes individuals to take action or pursue goals.
b. Discuss common motivational factors like rewards, personal achievement, and the desire to help others.
II. Understanding God’s Design for Motivation
a. God created us with a purpose: Read Jeremiah 29:11 to emphasize God’s plan for our lives.
b. God is the source of true motivation: Highlight the importance of relying on God’s strength and guidance.
c. Our motivation comes from our relationship with God: Share Matthew 22:37, explaining that God’s love and our love for Him should be the foundation of our motivation.
III. The Role of the Holy Spirit in Motivation
a. Discuss the indwelling of the Holy Spirit: Explain how the Holy Spirit lives within believers and guides our actions.
b. The Holy Spirit empowers and motivates us: Share Acts 1:8, emphasizing how the Holy Spirit equips us to fulfill God’s purposes.
c. Cultivating a relationship with the Holy Spirit: Share practical steps to develop a deeper connection with the Holy Spirit, such as prayer, reading the Bible, and seeking guidance.
IV. Discovering God’s Will and Purpose
a. God’s will simplifies motivation: Explain that when we align our desires with God’s will, our purpose and motivation become clear.
b. Prayer and seeking guidance: Encourage teens to seek God’s will through prayer, scripture, wise counsel, and listening to the Holy Spirit’s promptings.
c. Serving others as a motivation: Discuss Matthew 20:28, reminding teens that serving others with love and compassion brings fulfillment and helps us understand God’s purpose for motivation.
Today, we explored the concept of motivation from an evangelical Christian perspective, understanding that true motivation comes from our relationship with God. By acknowledging His plan for our lives and relying on the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we can discover and pursue His purpose for motivation. As teenagers, you have incredible potential to impact the world around you when you allow God’s motivation to guide your actions. Let’s commit ourselves to seek God’s will, stay connected to the Holy Spirit, and serve others with love as we fulfill God’s unique purpose in our lives. Remember, you are designed to be motivated by God’s love!