By definitions, excellence means above, distinguished, exceeding in a good way. Excellence also means being the best in what you do. Let's look at the popular excellent man in the Bible; Daniel.
The king took a special interest in Daniel because of the excellent spirit in him. (Read Daniel 6:1-5 below).
Daniel 6:1-5 NKJV
Daniel 5:12 -14 NKJV
In contrast, the same excellence spirit that brought favour also positioned Daniel on the battle line to fight the good fight. Fortunately, Daniel showcased excellency even in the test of life for he fought the good fight and excelled without denying God.
It is pertinent to mention that Daniel's persecutors understood that his source of excellence lies solely in his intimate relationship with God and so, they attempted to break that good link. And not only did they attempt to break his source of excellence, they also connived to persecute Daniel via his relationship with God. Such is life.
And what do we learn from this story? By confirming that 'My God .......' as recorded in Daniel 6:21, Daniel prevailed against his enemies. Likewise, you and I will face the threats when we step above the ordinary line. At that point, many will rise to pull you down, discourage or disconnect you from your source of help. However, do not yield to them. Do not look back away from God.
Irrespective of the threats and odd situations, stand to fight the good fight by being the best of you and confirming that 'My God' is with me just like Daniel did. Obviously, the best time to show the best of who you are is in the times of challenges, difficulty, assignments, tasks etc. By doing it best or enduring the race to completion makes you stand out. Thus, dare to be the best of who you are!
Always remember that Our God is excellent in all His ways and as we draw nearer to Him, in as much as we behold Him, we continue to radiate, emulate and express His divine excellency in our lives.
Today, I encourage you to bring out the best in all you do - do it diligently, excellently!
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might......Ecclesiastes 9:10