Monday, November 30, 2020

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings. Proverbs 22:29

Thought of The Day : To excel in life you must bury the spirit of mediocrity and negativity and embrace hard work and the fear of God.

LISTEN : No one can stumble upon excellence without purposeful efforts. In life, it’s difficult to grab what you failed to pursue. Those who refuse to pursue excellence ends up as mediocres. My dear, do you desire to be great? Greatness comes with a huge responsibility and price. No one becomes great and sustains it with a mediocre mindset. True greatness or success is a product of excellent spirit. My dear, Do you desire to be great? Then pursue excellence and the fear of God. Be intentional about it and you will excel when you do. To excel is to be or do better than others. It is to be exceptionally good at or competent or skilled in doing or using something. It is to work with excellence. Excellence is key to promotion and greatness. It is the ladder to success. No one remains down or miserable with the spirit of excellence. Excellence is like mountain, it does not hide. My dear, be intentional about pursuing excellence. You must get it right if you dream to get to the top. Never desire to excel without working for it (James 2:17). Lots of people fail to realise that excellence does not come by a mere wish but by diligent labour and the help of God. Friend, God really wants to bless you. He blesses people who have excellent spirit. He wants us to function in excellence because He is an excellent God. Surely, nothing can successfully resist a person with an excellent spirit (Daniel 6:3). Excellent spirit is not about the job you do, but about how you do it. It is not about your position in your place of work, but about your profitable input to the work you do. Remember, if you must get to the top you must get it right at the bottom. So, pursue excellence because God rewards diligent and purposeful labour. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to work hard to achieve excellence no matter what.
2. Always make a difference in your life, job, career and whatever you do.
3. Break the yoke of mediocrity in your life and function in excellence instead.
4. Do not merely wish for excellence, rather work hard for it.

Faith Confession : In Jesus’ nameI confess that God Almighty is an excellent God and loves excellence. Therefore, I will strive to be excellent in what I do, amen.

Prayer : Blessed Father, You are an excellent God and You love excellence. Therefore, help me to love and work with excellence, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It is well with you. May the Lord bless you. Today I speak on your life, may God release excellent spirit into your life and help you to make a difference in your generation, in Jesus ‘ name, amen!

Reflection : Excellence is never a product of wishful thinking, but of hard work.

Quote : “Excellent hard work and the fear of God are the prices of greatness. And he who dreams to be truly great must be prepared to pay the price.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know the three sons of Noah that came out of the Ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth. (Genesis 9:18).

Today In History : November 30 – 1872 First international football (soccer) match.

Stunning Fact: Did you know an elephant’s trunk can hold over 5 litres of water?

Bible Quiz : In his judgment, who did Pilate release to the Jews instead of Jesus Christ?

God bless you!

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