Excellence is a choice the bible urges us to commit to daily. It is evidence of serving God. Even more, choosing excellence sets us on the path of abundance.
An abundant life is not about what you have, but how you steward it. For example, if you’re cleaning homes, doing it unto the Lord is what matters. Alternatively, if you’re the CEO of a company, leading in a manner that reflects God’s character is pivotal.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
As believers, we prosper in each of these scenarios when we commit ourselves to work that is not mediocre.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)
Choosing Excellence as a Mindset
While there are plenty of measures to be used to assess excellence, it is ultimately a decision we make with our hearts. Our work, families, and ministry are transformed in our heart’s commitment to quality.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
Take Responsibility for the Stewardship of Your Life
God placed you on the earth for such a time as this. In understanding your divine purpose, cultivate greatness in your heart and the life all around you. Each day provides opportunity to allow Holy Spirit to teach you His ways; lean into His whisper today.