I’m thinking about excellence this morning.
What do I envision when I think of excellence?
Something well done, well thought out, and well prepared.
When I think of excellence I reflect on something much more than average. I imagine someone who goes above and beyond what is needed to make sure the task is done correctly and properly. I think of someone working ‘as to the Lord’ – knowing God is watching them and whatever they do – they do it as to the Lord.
I meditate on Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” when I reflect on excellence. (NKJV)
Our God has the power to enable us to do all things exceedingly abundantly above what the world thinks or imagines – Excellence!
Personally, I try to do all things with a spirit of excellence. When I have to speak, I prepare months ahead and rehearse my speech many times to make sure I do the best job I can do. Of course, I pray and ask God’s blessing upon whatever I do. I’m talking about things I need to do to make sure everything is done in distinction and glorifies Jehovah.
I make it a habit to treat people the way I want to be treated and do things for others the way I would want them done for me – in good taste, superiority, and with quality.
Thank God for giving me a spirit of excellence and helping me to do all things decently and orderly.
Do you think excellence is a habit or a gift and why?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”______________________________________________________Aristotle