Motivation is driven by earthly desire and a need to gain self-satisfaction;
Inspiration is driven by heavenly success and a desire to please God.
Motivation is like showering or brushing your teeth--you need to do it every day:
Inspiration happens once and is there forever.
Motivation can be broken;
Inspiration can be blocked bit never truly goes away.
Motivation ends during tough or inconvenient times;
Inspiration endures hardship and failure.
Motivation yields to excuses;
Inspiration will not stop until it see results.
Motivation is like tiptoeing into a cold pool;
Inspiration gives you the courage to dive right in, take the leap, and go for it.
Motivation changes with changing emotions;
Inspiration is stronger than a particular feeling at a particular moment.
Motivation takes no effort of focus;
Inspiration takes the effort of focusing on God and the responsibilities we all have.
Motivation creates the discipline and interest to change temporarily;
Inspiration creates the obedience to change permanently.
Motivation is driven by a love of self;
Inspiration is driven by a love of God.
By Ben Lerner