March 31, 2019

Sunday Devotional With Mr.E: Excellence

Excellence doesn't mean perfection. That is unachievable. Excellence is the pursuit & implementation  of one's personal best.  This will look different at different stages of your artistic development. Shouldn't this be the goal of every artist. Who wouldn't want their work to be of great quality, merit, value, and distinction. I can't imagine someone striving for mediocrity. As an artist, isn't one of your goals for others to see, experience, ponder, and discuss your creative pursuits? Excellence in your field can open up more opportunities for others to see the work you are creating. 

But since you excel in everything -in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you - see that you also excel in this grace of giving.  2 Corinthians 8:7

I've met many people who aren't striving for excellence in their faith walk. The reasons are varied.  The results are similar.  An unfulfilling faith experience. We all go through seasons where this can be said of us.  However, we can not live our whole life in this season. Not only is it detrimental to our  spiritual development, but it limits our impact on the world around us. In our growing...we have the ability to give. We don't have to be spiritual gaints to make a difference in the life of another, but it is difficult to give when we are running on empty. Striving for excellence in our faith is not an attempt to earn God's favor/blessing, but a reaction to the love & grace that has been given to us. As we know this & live this truth out...we can give freely what has been given us. 

1 comment:

  1. Perfection was met by only one, but through Him we are seen as perfect by the Father.