I'm striving for Excellence. Lofty? Ya, you bet. Difficult? So.
January proved impossible, and still most excellent. An awareness crept in like a soft awakening. Some where in me, a re-membering to my spirit. A re-newing of my 'me'. And that aware-ness, of whose I am. Again. Always again. This word, excellence, can be overwhelming, almost perfectionist. It's defined as: excellence = the quality of being excellent. excellent = superior; very good of its kind, eminently good. Ya. But that's not the one I'm after. I'm after the Spirit of Excellence.
2 Cor 3:8 AMP: And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit. mmmmm. That's good.
But get this: How does God see you? When God sees you, he sees you:
* conforming to the Word.
* washed in the Blood
* not as a defeated one, but as a conqueror
* not as barely making it, but living an abundant life
* He sees you walking in the glory of the Lord, as we walk in the fullness of God
… constantly being transfigured into His very own image…
transfigured = to give a new and typically exalted or spiritual appearance to; transform outwardly and usually for the better
This article, from New Life Church wowed....wowed my spirit. Said everything I needed to hear and wanted to say. I can't say it better. Excellence in the spirit is that important.
Excellence starts when we learn to examine ourselves, it is an attitude of self-examination or self-judgement.
Excellence is a judgement of comparison.
Comparison of the way we are doing it, to the way we COULD be doing it.
Comparison of your present standard to your potential
Striving for excellence helps us fulfill the potential that God already has on the inside. God already has a plan for us, but most of the time, we don’t fulfill the plan because we never reach the true potential that we have inside.
Go here and read it. The whole of it and let the excellence in you, settle into your Spirit. It takes along time to turn a ship. Give it time.