Tuesday, January 5, 2016

DAILY DEVO...do everything in excellence!

I've been thinking about what it takes to be a person of excellence. I once read something that Joyce Meyer's had to say...

"Excellent people exceed expectations." 

In other words; they go the extra mile, they do more than is asked, and they take extra steps to ensure the highest quality. 

If people were to describe your work, would excellence come to mind or simply mediocre? Joyce Meyer's also says, "You can
run into mediocrity accidentally but you have to purpose to be excellent." 

Certainly, going above and beyond the call of duty takes a conscious 

"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus . . . " (Colossians 3:17) 

Paul also writes, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward" (Colossians 3:23-24).

We are ALL called to strive for excellence in order to be the best testimony for the  Lord that we can be. 

Excellence does not necessarily mean there are no mistakes, but it does mean, the presence of faith and determination. To be excellent at whatever God has called you to do, you must ask for two things: His strength to accomplish the task and also for His endurance to complete it. 

Jim Elliot once said, "Wherever you are--be all there." 

Consider what God has entrusted you with today...your job, your family, your finances, your faith; have you been ALL there with what you have to offer?

Whatever you do, do IT with excellence, as unto the Lord. He will reward you greatly.

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