Momentum has been defined as “mass in motion.” All objects they say have mass; so if an object is moving, then it has momentum. Therefore, momentum is a “force or speed of movement.”
Experts say we create momentum by doing a little more of the things that move us forward like daily body exercise and less of those things that make us static. Sometimes, the momentum we create may be like a snail’s pace, while other times it may be faster.
Momentum helps you get over the initial reluctance of not being able to start something. John Maxwell said, “When you have no momentum, even the simplest tasks can seem to be insurmountable problems. But when you have momentum on your side, the future looks bright, obstacles appear small, and trouble seems temporary.”
By building momentum, you are creating a world in which you are more productive, more effective, and more efficient. Momentum helps you get over the initial hurdle of not being able to start something and then pushes you through to the end. Momentum helps you progress towards your goals.
Andrew Mack in his article Spiritual Momentum writes, “Christians can experience spiritual momentum when their faith grows at an increasing rate. This ever-increasing faith moves the Christian and the Church to new heights in the vision and purpose that God has for them. Paul describes spiritual momentum in Philippians 3:14: “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
“Spiritual momentum is maintained by standing strong in the face of struggles and obstacles. (II Thess. 1:4, Amplified Version). Christians and Churches maintain spiritual momentum when they hold firm and do not fall away from the vision that God has given them when under pressure.
He further writes, “Spiritual momentum is created by an atmosphere that includes the preaching of the word of God, the power of God, the presence of the Holy Spirit and a people whose faith births an unwavering confidence in God. This momentum can be maintained by the Church not quitting in the face of opposition.”
These three strategies for building momentum have been suggested. First, is to take immediate action on whatever you want to do. Whatever it is that you want to do, whether it is starting that project that you have been putting off, going to the gym or writing the first paragraph of your next novel, the best way to build momentum is to simply take action through one small step.
Over time, the momentum builds and feeds upon itself. The more small steps you take, the more momentum you will build, and the more comfortable you feel doing that activity or task, you desire to do. Ultimately, each small step gets you closer to achieving your goal.
Secondly, let your actions be consistent and regular. To build momentum, you need to take action every single day. One of the best ways to build momentum is to schedule some minutes every day that you will be dedicated to what you want to achieve. A routine will help embed it as a habit and help it become part of your life.
Thirdly, you can start building momentum by learning about what you should be doing. Learning about the activity you want to pursue helps you build the confidence and knowledge to do what you want. Begin today to build momentum by praying and reading your Bible.