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


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