Sometimes keeping yourself motivated is hard, ''zvinombonetsa'', because things sometimes get really tough; there is no money in the banks, there are long queues for this and that, it seems like there is so much pressure [ of which there is] , you become so discouraged. 

Sometimes you do get discouraged:

You might be in a situation right now and you dont see a way out, perhaps you are struggling with broken relationships continuously.. Look in the bible, people did become discouraged and even depressed . We see David [ The King, the same person who killed Goliath ] cry out in Psalm 42:3 (NKJV)''My tears have been my food day and night,While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” vs 5 ''Why are you cast down, O my soul? 

And why are you disquieted within me?Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him

For the help of His countenance''.

Look at Job; the man of integrity, the man who did not curse God , the richest man in the East, but listen to him in Job 3 vs 3 (NKJV) ''May the day perish on which I was born,And the night in which it was said,‘A male child is conceived.’ Look at Elijah, despite him coming from a major victory, he says 1 Kings 19:4 (NKJV)'' But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!” Look at Naomi ; Ruth 1:20 (NKJV)'' But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi;[a] call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me''.
These are all words of demotivated man and women ... 

How To Keep Yourself Motivated by Pastor Dr SM Chirisa
How To Keep Yourself Motivated by Pastor Dr SM Chirisa
 Despite your previous and current victories, you can still become discouraged.

What is motivation? The word comes from two words motive and action (Dict). Motive is def as the reason of doing something.The word motivation / motivated also means stimulated, excited , reason to do something, inspired, keeping on fire.. You need to keep yourself motivated despite the feeling of tiredness ''ndaneta'' How do you keep the ginger , how do you keep the passion? 

It is not easy but you have to learn to keep yourself motivated.

1. You must have a focus on goals, what are your goals for life? what do you want to achieve? Have your own goals.
2. Your goals must be worthwhile, they must be clear , A worthwhile goal is one that makes you happier, keeps you passionate, makes you better, It improves your life!
3. You must think positive, despite this being hard, you must think positive!Whenever negative words creep up to your mind .. Just STOP IT!. Speak positive affirmations and confessions to yourself each day that you wake up, ''Today I am a success, I am a finisher, I am living healthier , I am more than a conqueror. Motivate yourself daily.
4.You must have self confidence, have self efficacy - Know that you are good at what you do
5. You must stay in a motivating environment. Some of the people you are hanging around are demotivating, peer pressure,What kind environment are you staying in?Be part of a environment and ministry that changes you for the better.
6.Stay Connected to God, keep him as a your center and your source.
7.You need to bounce back!Proverbs 24:16 (NKJV) ''For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again,But the wicked shall fall by calamity''.Never stay down, dust yourself up and try again.Have the ability to bounce back despite all odds, ''I might be broke now, but I'll be back, I might be sick now but I'll be back.. Keep on going ...

Stay Motivated!
How To Keep Yourself Motivated by Pastor Dr SM Chirisa
How To Keep Yourself Motivated by Pastor Dr SM Chirisa