Reasons for Excellence 

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John 15.16

As Christians, we are called to live a life of excellence, not only in our spiritual lives but in every aspect of our lives. We should strive to be the best at what we do, whether it be in our work, relationships, or personal growth. When we live a life of excellence, we bring glory to God and inspire others to do the same. 

The one thing nobody apprises us of until we experience it is how difficult corporate life is for a Christian. The less travelled road we chose has steep turns and is rocky. But it teaches us to get closer to our purpose in life and to our resurrected Saviour, who already warned us about this rough world. This journey with Christ reveals excellence, compassion, empathy, kindness, and love lessons. 

God has created us in His own image, and He expects us to reflect His excellence in everything we do. We should aim to be the best version of ourselves, using the talents and abilities that God has given us to their fullest potential. Whether in our work, relationships, or personal growth, we should strive for excellence and seek to improve ourselves. 

The Lord created us to follow in His footsteps. We must try and live a life of excellence because: 

1. God created us in His own image with excellence

God created and crafted each of us into an amazing poem for the world to read, an incredible masterpiece to experience. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). We are not average creations but are excellent, so we have to strive to be excellent! We should be the hardest workers who put their hearts and souls into the smallest aspect of their work. 

2. God deserves our best

We are indebted to the Supreme Being for giving us life and His love. We must make it our duty to return to God what He deserves. We should live a life of excellence and do things to the best of our potential. Every day, we must give our everything to the Lord because He gave His everything to us. 

Do not be lazy, but work hard, serving the Lord with all your heart. (Romans 12:11)

3. God expects our work to be an act of worship

God desires that we not consider our work as work but as worship. Our Worship and work should blend with the Hebrew word Avodah, which means work, worship, and service. 

Moreover, we owe God our best because He has given us everything. We should never take His blessings for granted but use them to serve Him and others. Every day, we should give our best to the Lord, using our talents and abilities to positively impact the world around us. 

Give of your best to the Master; Give of the strength of your youth;

Throw your soul’s fresh, glowing ardour, Into the battle for truth.

Jesus has set the example, Dauntless was He, young and brave;

Give Him your loyal devotion; Give Him the best that you have.

Furthermore, our work should be an act of worship, reflecting our love for God and our desire to serve Him. Whether we are working in an office, serving in a ministry, or raising a family, we should view our work as an opportunity to glorify God and to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Lord, help me live a life of excellence and fulfil Your purpose. Amen

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