Excellence is the quality of work that we are called to as followers of Jesus Christ. God is not impressed with a slick program or flashy audio-visuals; what matters to Him are internal things like love, compassion, and humility. God is primarily concerned with our hearts, why He does care about those outward things as an expression of our hearts. The level of commitment we have to doing things well, to honoring God in every area of our lives – reveals what is in our hearts. What does excellence look like?

1) It is offering the best of or time and talent in preparation and execution of God’s service.

2) We do God’s service with a superior quality that reflects the eternal impact of Kingdom work.

3) Our service honors God and inspires greatness in others.

4) It is a proper reflection of God at work in us.

5) It is fitting worship to God.

There are many causes to which we can devote our time and effort. But there is only one cause that is worthy of every ounce of work, devotion, labor, sacrifice, suffering, dedication – Only one cause that is worth giving our lives for every day. That cause is serving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Excellence is commanded from us in Colossians 3;23 “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;” The opposite of excellence is Mediocrity, and in Revelation 3:15-16, we are told that mediocrity makes Jesus sick. Don’t be guilty of mediocrity, pursue excellence in all you do every day.