Here are the 40 most powerful Bible scriptures on motivation.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
“Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine.”
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
I wish those who unsettle you would emasculate themselves!
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”
“Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.