When I started my journey writing blogs, I have to admit I was awful in expressing myself. I wanted something meaningful to write and empower my readers but when I start writing, I struggle on the words to properly express what I want to say.
But despite of this, I decided I’m going to continue doing what I’m doing.
Today, my six years of blogging has contributed a lot as to who I am in my personal, professional and spiritual life. How I act, how I behave, how I communicate, how I respond but most especially, how I write. I still struggle in many ways but now I see them as hurdles to make me better. I just continue on and on and now – I have momentum.
When you pass a hurdle, you should always feel good about it whether big or small. Overcoming big hurdles teaches life lessons but when you overcome small hurdles, this prepares you in building momentum for overcoming the bigger ones.
Whether small or big victories, we should acknowledge each accomplishment equally. Any kind of victory that we experience should build momentum in our lives.
When momentum builds, do not stop. Celebrate and enjoy your victories only for a short while then move on. Robert Schuller says, “don’t cash in; cast into deeper water.” He is simply saying, do not stop after winning but keep the forward momentum.
Imagine yourself as a boulder on top of a hill. When you rock yourself back and forth and get it moving, your momentum is almost unstoppable. Momentum is built inside your mind and your spirit.
Building your momentum in your mind is tricky because it involves analytical and logical thinking. When you feel something going on, you could either lose it or gain from it depending on how fast you react on the different things that are happening in your life.
Others may think they need to keep moving to build momentum. Momentum is more than just moving. You have to have a purpose or a goal on why you are moving or else you will be going in circles.
One of the key things you need to do to build momentum is to clear your space. It’s not just our physical surrounding but also your inner selves.
Your mind can be easily distracted when you have all the unnecessary things around you like your socks hanging on the wall… okay, I’m exaggerating. In your mind, you have to remove the things that prevent you to start moving. You don’t have to remove all the mess in your entire life right now. You can begin by cleaning your bedroom. Empty spaces give you room to breathe, think and create momentum.
If after clearing your space and you’re not getting the momentum you need, try doing something different. Try waking up early on weekends or eating something new or do anything to break your daily routine.
Doing something different creates new channels and opens several windows of opportunity to discover new things in your life.
In my case, when I tried a different approach in one of my routine task, I found out that a three day task can be done in a day.
Remember, momentum thrives on ease, not friction. In ease, momentum can flow. Through discovery, momentum evolves.
Finally, when you feel that you already have that momentum, take advantage of that momentum and push yourself to do more.
Doing your best and going the extra mile elevates your connection to those around you. Just by holding the door for someone or simply smiling at strangers are just some of the things that can make your day. Pushing yourself to do your very best and practicing simple acts of kindness with honesty and enthusiasm are great ways to build your momentum for the day.
In our spirituality, you just have to follow what God tells you to do because He promises us divine momentum. In Philippians 1:6 it says, “For I am confident of this very thing that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
In a book by John Mason, he wrote five ways to have divine momentum in your life.
1. We have to be fruitful. In 2 Corinthians 9:10 it says, “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”
Every one of us is given gifts. Let us use those gifts and be fruitful. Start blessing other people and you will feel that momentum progress in your life.
2. We need to speak the truth. Ephesians 4:15 says, “But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head…”
We don’t just speak the truth – we speak the truth in love. Sometimes, the truth hurts. Let’s use the truth to uphold someone and not to hurt anybody. Let us not boast because we know the truth. Let us not be confrontational with others as we speak the truth as confrontation stops our momentum to come up with creative ideas. Rather, we speak the truth in love.
3. Let us be spiritually mature. In Hebrews 6:1 it says, “Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God…”
Spiritual maturity is seen in the fruits (Galatians 5:22-23a) of your work. The man in the mirror should have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are the foundation in building momentum to grow in your life.
4. You have to have a craving for the Word of God. “Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation” (1 Peter 2:2)
Let us not stifle our growth by being complacent in what we know. You will be amazed on what you can discover by simply reading a bible verse again and again.
5. Finally, we have to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus. 2 Peter 3:18 says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
When you grow in the grace of God, you will be astonished how your life can change. It gives you forward momentum towards great things in life.
“For I am confident of this very thing that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” – this is a promise from God.
Whatever your dreams, purpose and goals in life, make those small moves and start winning those small victories to build that momentum you need… today.
God is the greatest!