“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for man.” Colossians 3:23
God is more interested in who you are than what you are. His will for your life is to be who He created you to be. What your job is, where you live, and who you marry is less important to Him. Those things happen as a result of who you are. Excellence begins in the heart; you cannot be ordinary in your heart and extraordinary in your life. Similarly, you will not be ordinary in your life if you are extraordinary in your heart.
Consider the following as you pursue excellence:
Excellence cannot occur without humility. A proud man will hide his inadequacies, but a humble man will expose them and seek to excel in his weakness. Only through the grace of God and recognition of the fact that we can do nothing apart from Christ can we succeed in the pursuit of excellence.
Excellence is always growing and always learning. No one is born excellent. Instead, excellence is developed over time by experience and the testing of faith
Excellence is developed in the details. If you do the little things diligently every day to improve, excellence becomes attainable.
Excellence demands a sceptical inquirer. This enables you to make sound decisions, pursue only things worth pursuing, and function as a trusted resource in every matter of life.
Excellence is not a skill – it is an attitude (Ralph Martson).
Excellence is an attitude that touches every area of your life. You are called to be excellent in everything you do (2 Corinthians 8:7).
True excellence means you dedicate yourself fully to everything you do, as working for the Lord (Colossians 3:23).
Excellence does not compare itself to others. Don’t look outward to measure your excellence; instead look inward and compare your growth to where you were in the past (Galatians 6:4).