To be excellent, according to the dictionary, is to have a quality or an ability which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.
Here’s what the Bible says about a man of excellence, Daniel 5:11-12, 'shewing of hard sentences', another translation says explain 'riddles and solve difficult problems'. Meaning Daniel utilized The Wisdom of God. God’s plan is for us to showcase His excellence here on earth 1 Peter 2:9. King David lets us know in Psalm 139:16 “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Then he said “How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!” meaning our stories have been written, and it is the one where we have the victory always. No wonder He admonished us to let our lights shine so bright, that we can’t be ignored, Matthew 5:14.
The way to live out His glorious plan for your life is to first believe and trust the one whom He sent, John 6:28-29. You have to believe in whom He has sent and what the word of God says about you. Believe everything, don’t for one second try to settle for less. You’re not trying to get 50% so you can pass that promotional exam, you’re there to dominate that exam, and let your light shine so bright that they can’t ignore. It’s very important to note that you have to study the word in order to believe, Romans 10:17. Don’t get too busy for the word. Study it, it will make you what it talks about.
When you start believing, you must ensure that your passion only keeps getting stronger, there’s no room for retrogression. Your mindset, goals, plans should be ever-expanding. 1 Timothy 4:14-15. Continue to grow in it. Keep expanding. Reflect on what you have learnt in the past, get a grip of it.
The next step is to act it out, conform to His Word. He has told you that you are going to be above and on top always so live it out, applying the practical wisdom of God, just like Daniel did, Daniel 5:11-12. In acting it out, you must remember to plan first. Set a plan, have a vision, write it out, analyze it, then act it out. There’s a different drive you’ll have when you plan it out and every morning you wake up and you see it. You’ll be reminded that there’s no room for half measures.
We know God is very detailed, Luke 12:7 and the Bible says to be imitators of God Ephesians 5:1. So the next step is to monitor your growth. And the way you’ll know that you’re growing is that your character will change, you’ll suddenly notice that you are no longer comfortable acting the way you use to. Have monthly or bimonthly appraisals, check if you have done as much as you planned. If you find out that the current plan isn’t working, change it.
It’s important that you decide to start walking in excellence because you represent The King of Kings here on earth. Don’t think people aren’t watching you, they are, and you must represent The King excellently.
When you continue in excellence, you get propelled into the next level.
Thank you, Jesus, for making me excellent in all I do. I’m perfected in every aspect of my life, showcasing the excellencies of Him who called me. Hallelujah