Excellence Produces Prosperity and Who Doesn’t Want Prosperity?
Why just settle for a life of getting by and simply existing when you can live a life of excellence that brings growing prosperity into your life? You have a God given potential for excellence. Discover it and use it to live a prosperous life!
Excellence is defined as “superiority, great value or worth.” Obviously the areas of your life that are superior and of great value are going to produce prosperity. (While at the same time those areas of little value produce little return.)
So how do we achieve excellence? Understanding God’s Word enables us to achieve excellence in every area of life. Abraham Lincoln, one of America’s greatest presidents, said, “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated through this book.”
You can have excellent health, excellent relationships, an excellent business, and an excellent spirit. Proverbs 17:27 says “He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.”
Living with determination to do things with excellence in life will bring the reward of growing prosperity. How can it not?
– If you purpose to excel on your job and be the best employee you can, increase in the form of promotion and raises come your way.
– If you decide to be the best spouse you can be and live with that purpose, the result is a satisfying and full-filling marriage.
– If you are a parent living with the daily purpose of excellence, those planted seeds produce prosperity in your children’s lives.
– If you are a business owner that keeps the spirit of excellence as a foundational principle, you also keep your business in a position of growing prosperity.
Having a spirit of excellence can bring attacks from others. However, don’t be concerned with others that want to attack your standard. It is normal for those who cut corners or have lower standards to get offended and criticize excellence. You don’t need to look far to see that a lower standard does NOT produce prosperity. Yes, I know, it may appear at times that it does. But, take a closer look, and in the long run you’ll see that cutting corners only cuts away at a foundation. A life of excellence builds a strong foundation so that prosperity can grow in your life.
Give God your best and always do your best for His glory. When Mary anointed Jesus’ head and feet with expensive ointment, Judas was angered. Mary did not get offended at this attack; because she was determined to do what God was directing her to do with excellence. She poured out her best that day wholeheartedly. Jesus told the people to leave her alone and because she gave with excellence for His glory it would be remembered and told as a memorial of her (Matt 26:12-13).
A wholehearted approach to everything you do in life will produce prosperity because of your spirit of excellence. We all desire to see prosperity growing in our lives. Living a life of excellence produces prosperity and also honors God. So we should all have a goal of working to maintain the highest quality of reputation of excellence. Start today to develop a reputation of excellence in all that you do.
Enjoy the growing prosperity that living a life of excellence will bring your way!