Ephesians 6:5-6 says, “Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ; not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.”
When you’re working in excellence, you’re doing your best with no other motive than to serve God. In other words, if Jesus was your boss, how would you work?
Catching the spirit of excellence is simply learning to worship God through your work. None of us are called to witness by wearing an “I Love Jesus” t-shirt. We are called to witness through our lifestyle as well as our preaching of the gospel.
The greatest mission field is the workplace and God is preparing His people for positions of leadership. He is calling us higher in leadership, character, integrity, wisdom, and excellence.
My definition of excellence is to extend beyond your natural limitations. Remember: You are limited but the One inside of you is not limited!
You’ll never find out what you can do until you start doing more. Fear can be paralyzing—if you allow it to control you.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Just because you’ve never done something before is no reflection of God inside of you! If you base things on our natural ability, you will always say, “I can’t!” “All things” means you may not have all the knowledge now, but God can help you acquire it.
The world is looking for the spirit of excellence and we have in us the spirit of excellence. Your credibility is based on what people see you saying and doing.
Don’t be afraid of messing up or of trying! Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. The sooner you catch the spirit of excellence, the sooner you will excel in every area.
Excellence is the result or caring more than others think is wise.
Excellence is risking more than others think is safe.
Excellence is dreaming more than others think is practical.
What area of your life do you need to pursue excellence with a greater tenacity?