Finding Motivation to Speak in Tongues

If you are a believer who speaks in tongues, I have a question for you; do you always feel motivated to speak in tongues day after day? If your answer is yes, you are indeed truly blessed. Always thank the Lord for granting you such a privilege. However, if your answer is no, know that you are not alone. This article is specifically meant for you.

Finding motivation to speak in tongues is one of the most challenging aspects of exercising this gift. It is probably second only to the struggle of keeping your mind focused while praying in tongues.

It is no secret that at times, speaking in tongues can feel like climbing a mountain, but your prayer life doesn’t have to be solely dictated by your current reality. Remember, even the best among us experience difficult days.

When feeling unmotivated to speak in tongues, it is important to take a moment to reflect on why you are feeling unmotivated in the first place. Understanding the root cause of your lack of motivation is crucial in finding a way to overcome it.

I have personally gone through this process and identified common reasons that lead to feeling unmotivated to speak in tongues as well as workable solutions to address this common issue.

Without further ado, here is a three-step strategy to navigate those challenging days when you lack motivation to speak in tongues.

Creating speaking in tongues schedule

One of the strategies I came to discover is scheduling of speaking in tongues sessions. While it is         key to have the motivation to speak in tongues, this motivation begins with scheduling your sessions. I recommend doing this preferably the day before. Planning your days in advance is a good practice that greatly helps in staying motivated to speak in tongues.

Lack of motivation to speak in tongues often stems from not anticipating the sessions. Our minds naturally prefer familiarity and tend to discourage us from attempting anything unfamiliar. By preparing your mind beforehand and anticipating the speaking in tongues sessions, you can overcome this hurdle.

I personally learned this the hard way. I used to speak in tongues randomly throughout the day, but I rarely felt motivated to do so. Despite knowing the benefits of speaking in tongues, I struggled to find the motivation.

However, everything changed when I started scheduling my speaking in tongues sessions. Now, I dedicate the first hour of my day and the last 30 minutes of my day to speaking in tongues. As a result, I spend much more time speaking in tongues than before, and I am more motivated than ever.

Still struggling with speaking in tongues despite scheduling your sessions? Let’s proceed to the next step.

Prayer warm-ups

A prayer warm-up is a brief prayer session held a few hours prior to the scheduled prayer session. Newton’s first law of motion states that objects at rest tend to remain at rest, while objects in motion tend to stay in motion.

Similarly, in Matthew chapter 7:17 the Bible mentions that a good tree bears good fruit, and a bad tree bears bad fruit. These principles all point towards the concept of continuity being easier than starting anew.

Keeping this in mind, I have devised the practice of engaging in short prayer sessions a few hours before the main prayer session. This not only helps me prepare for the upcoming prayer time but also enables me to address any potential obstacles beforehand.

The 30-minute session of speaking in tongues that I usually engage in at night serves as a preparation for the 1-hour prayer session that I undertake first thing in the morning upon waking up.

If I can dedicate 30 minutes to speaking in tongues at night, even when fatigued, there should be no hindrance to speaking in tongues for a full hour in the morning when I am refreshed and energized.

If you have tried scheduling your prayer sessions and engaging in prayer warm-ups but you still lack the motivation to speak in tongues, here is a third tip for you.

Playing Psalms on audio bible

The ultimate strategy to finding motivation to speak in tongues is playing Psalms on your audio Bible.

Keep this book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Joshua 1:8

There is a good reason why God instructed us to meditate on His word day and night. Engaging in meditation on God’s word makes your thought patterns to align with God’s thoughts.

When you lack the motivation to speak in tongues, it signifies that you are approaching it from a human perspective. To overcome this lack of motivation, you must shift to God’s perspective. God is always motivated to act because He is perfect.

Meditating on God’s word, particularly the Psalms, will immediately transform your mindset from fatigue to motivation. You will develop an insatiable desire to speak in tongues.

Personally, I find solace in listening to my audio Bible whenever I feel unmotivated to speak in tongues. Consider that some of the Psalms were written to address God during times of distress. Reading these Psalms will instantly empower you to speak in tongues so ensure to use them to your advantage. Blessings!

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