And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 (NKJV)
Excellent people exceed expectations. In other words, they go the extra mile, they do more than is asked, and they take extra steps in ensuring they deliver the highest quality. If people were to describe your work, would excellence come to mind or simply mediocrity? Mediocrity is the enemy of the believer. Doing just enough to get by or believing for the bare minimum in life does not bring glory to God and the excellent spirit within you.
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. The true goal of excellence is to do the best you can with what you have at every moment.
Thought for the Day:
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.
Connect & Reflect:
- What specific word or phrase from Colossians 3:17 stood out or spoke to you today?
- How would doing everything “in the name of the Lord Jesus” transform what you have to say and do today?
Scripture References: Daniel 6:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Philippians 3:7-14
Father, I thank you for Your Holy Spirit who lives big on the inside of me. You have empowered me to be a person with an excellent spirit. Through your power and might, every task and responsibility given to me will be done with the utmost care and attention to detail. May all that I say and do today reflect the character of Christ within me and bring You glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Conclude with Silence (2 minutes)