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Becoming a Person of Excellence
once said, "Excellent people exceed expectations." In other
words, they go the extra mile, they do more than is asked, and they
take extra steps in
says, "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the
name of the Lord Jesus . . . " and later Paul writes, "Whatever
you do, work at
Excellence does not necessarily mean the absence of mistakes, but it does mean the presence of faith and determination. To be excellent at whatever God has called you to do, you must first ask for His strength to accomplish the task and then, secondly, His endurance to complete it. Daniel was met with obstacles in his endeavor to serve the Lord wholeheartedly, but he remained steadfast to the course of action he believed the Lord set for him to take.
You must also
recognize that there is a difference between striving to be perfect
versus endeavoring to be excellent. Achieving perfection is an impossible
A person who
strives for excellence doesn't give up when he makes mistakes, and he
doesn't avoid tasks for fear of failure. Helen Keller once wrote, "Be
of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures but of the success that
may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you
will succeed if you
The true goal
of excellence is to do the best you can with what you have at every
moment. Jim Elliot once said, "Wherever you are--be all there."
Make it your
Ask the Lord today to help you walk excellently before Him in speech and in service so that you may be more effective in your ministry to others. Who knows--people may even stand on their heads in amazement at what they see!