STRIVE TO BE A PERSON OF EXCELLENCE
One of life’s wonderful ways of living with richness is to strive for excellence in all that you do. Do not be complacent or satisfied but stretch to reach and to excel. Do not to be mediocre. Not just in terms of your academics or vocation, but also in your Christian journey. Live your spiritual lives seeking excellence in all you do and give God your best, not serving half-heartedly. He has given the best to you. Anything less than our best is truly not a way to honor Him. The songwriter wrote, “Give of our best to the Master.” Strive daily to live and serve God to the highest level of excellence. The scripture reference is Philippians 1:10.
“For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.”
We see Paul offering thanksgiving and prayers unto God. He wants the people whom he loves to live lives pure and blameless, and to strive for excellence in all that they do. He knows that God has begun a good work in them and Paul wants that work to continue. He prays for them to continue to grow in knowledge and understanding, knowing this will bring glory and praise to God. He wants them to be true to God, who has blessed them and to strive daily to please God with all that is within them. Paul was crucified with Christ and urges them to be crucified as well that they might experience the blessings that come by giving their all to Christ. Let us all strive to give God 100%. 99% just won’t do! Never be satisfied with where you are, but strive every day for the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus.