MAKE UP YOUR MIND FOR EXCELLENCE – Pastor Chris
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
In our opening verse, the Lord Jesus instructs to let your light so shine that men may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. The word “good” here refers to something eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable—something excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well-adapted to its ends.
This means that when you, as a child of God, commit to always executing your tasks and projects with excellence, your light will so shine before men that they’ll see your good works. Your good works will speak for you and men won’t be able to ignore you. God wants to deliver the world into the hands of His children who have been trained to walk in excellence; those who’ll go the extra length to deliver the best results. Does that describe you?
It’s time you appraised yourself and made the conscious choice to be the best at what you do. Reject half measures. Do excellent things. Excellence can’t be ignored. It reminds of what the Bible says in Proverbs 22:29: “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” When you have an excellent mind and do excellent things, you won’t take a back seat to anyone.
Excellence is for those who make a choice to do excellent things as a personal policy. Imagine it was revealed that an airline cut corners in their fleet maintenance and their pilots habitually skipped preflight checks, you wouldn’t want to board any of their planes. It’s for the same reason that you must refuse to cut corners or accept half measures in anything you do. It doesn’t matter whether or not someone would notice; just make the right choice for excellence and run with it.
I have an excellent spirit and an excellent mind, and I do excellent things. The Spirit of God in me has given me extraordinary amplitude of comprehension and sagacity. I have keen mental discernment and excellent judgment. Therefore, I pay attention to details and execute excellently in every endeavour, to the glory of God! Hallelujah!
Daniel 2:48; Daniel 6:3; Daniel 5:12
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 23:50-24:1-12 & 2 Samuel 7-8
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Corinthians 1:22-31 & Psalm 141-142