Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Another 'E' Word - Part 2

After reading part 1 did you have any idea's on why we are so 'addicted to mediocrity'?

Today I thought I'd share a thought on just what is excellence...
If excellence was perfection... we'd all be in trouble!
If excellence was about having the best that money can buy... then excellence would be relegated to the super wealthy.

Excellence is:
"Doing the best that you can with what you have."

As South African Pastor Andre Olivier says, "Excellence is produced not by wealth but by effort."
Perhaps the reason we don't do the best we can is because we are just plain lazy!
Or maybe we have a fear of failure... a fear of appearing 'slick'... or even a fear of not relying on the Holy Spirit.

Are you giving God your best?
For as Bill Hybels says, "Excellence honours God and inspires people."
Have you inspired anyone lately?

Let us join the Spaniards who in 1401 when building the Cathedral in Seville said, "Come let us build a church so great that those who come after us will think us mad to have dreamed of it."

I look forward to your thoughts : )

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