COMPETE WITH YOURSELF – BY DAVID IBIYEOMIE
Excellence is being truly best at something, outstandingly successful. It is surpassing others in some good qualities. It is dong a common thing uncommonly well. Excellence is delivering first-class quality in everything you do.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 (KJV) If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
If you don’t have a sharpened skill, you may have to put in more strength. The quality of your life is determined by your commitment to excellence. Seek to improve on what you’ve learnt. School will inform you but personal development will transform you. Maximize your potential. There is something you can do that you have not yet done. Challenge yourself to be better than your previous result. Compete with yourself; not people.
God is a God of excellence. When He created all things in Gen. 1, the Bible recorded that it was very good; that means it was excellent. When Jesus came to the earth, Mark 2:12 recorded that people were amazed at Him.
Mark 2:12b -…insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, we never saw it on this fashion.
To be excellent, you must learn to never give up. That someone is opposing you does not mean you should give up. Do not look at the Goliath; look at the crown after the Goliath. That things are not showing does not mean things are not working. To easily give up means to not get to the top.
Hebrews 10:36a (KJV) For ye have need of patience.
You must embrace self-discipline to excel. You may not like what you are doing but you should continue to get what you want. You easily excel when you have a good character. Pay the price to build character. Shallowness of character leads to pride, greed and abuse of power. Character is having the will to do the right thing even when it is hard.
Philippians 3:8b (KJV) For whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.
Challenge yourself, improve continuously from your present state and excel.
God bless you.