The Pursuit of Excellence
According to Daniel 11:32 paraphrased, those who know their God, those who know His power and majesty will do exploits – in other words, they will be excellent.
Although, there are so many definitions of excellence, but today we will define excellence as ‘the state or quality of being exceptionally good’. As Christians; special people with the spirit of God in us, we ought to be excellent in ALL things. Nothing more or less. Now, let’s quickly look at some attributes of excellence.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10
Another attribute of excellence is ‘to do a common thing in an uncommon way ‘.
Philippians 1: 9 -10 says And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
Excellence is knowing God more and doing all things best via the Spirit of God in you!
Why should we pursue excellence?
More so, excellence is a habit, a lifetime pursuit of all believers. Needless to say that the pursuits of excellence requires a lifetime commitment. So, keep on the track of excellence and never look back to failure.
Where to pursue excellence
2. Excellence in your service to God.
Please let me quickly reiterate that your service to God especially in the church should be excellent. There is no quick way or short way. It’s all about giving ALL of you to God.
Brethren, I encourage you today to give God your everything! Assuredly, an excellent service to God pays off!
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, knowing that you will receive from the Lord the reward of the inheritance. You serve the Lord Christ! Colossians 3:23
3. Excellence in Worship
The Almighty God deserves the very best of worship from you and I because He gave us His very best- Jesus Christ.
You are created first to worship God, then to multiply and have a dominion in earth. Every other things, including career, business, academics, family etc follows suits.
Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the Lord my God and to dedicate it to him for burning fragrant incense before him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on the Sabbaths, at the New Moons and at the appointed festivals of the Lord our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel.
On a final note, please remember that excellence is achievable and available in God alone.
I pray for you that as you go in this week, may you know God more and be excellent in ALL things. Amen in Jesus name.