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WINNING KEYS FOR EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY AND BUSINESS PART I

God is a God of excellence. Even at creation ,God confirmed all He created are excellent.
Genesis 1:31. Our Heavenly Father is excellent. He created us in His image. He created us for excellence. The mind of God is for you to excel in your faith, business, job, ministry and life. It is not his wish for you to be a failure, or be average. Whatever position you are now is not yet the best. God is about to anoint and empower you with the spirit of excellence. I pray that God will release the spirit of excellence into your life. Your life will be a wonder. Your success will be unexplainable.
To EXCEL means, to be above, to surpass, and be outstanding, to outdo others in whatever you do in business, faith and ministry. Until you do something extra ordinary, outstanding and more superior beyond what your mates has ever achieved,then you are classed as a person of excellence.
EXCELLENCE is to be beyond measure, super bound, to be in excess, higher, superior and growing beyond others. Excellence is defined by Encarta Dictionary as ” the state of being outstanding and superior”. Thesaurus described excellence as fineness, brilliance,distinction,quality, superiority and merit. The pursuit of excellence lands people in the premise of ingenuity and great accomplishment. Every young person who hopes to be put on the map for great achievement ought to inculcate the culture of excellence.
Excellence refers to the practice of being extremely good. It also refers to a situation whereby a person shows outstanding competence in what one does.
Gods plan and promises for you is to excel in all you do. Excellence attracts and commands respect and honour.
Prov22:29
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men.
Prov 12:26
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour but the way of the wicked seduceth him.
The nature for excelling is in you since you got born again.You possess the potential, ability and capacity to excel. You are destined to excel. Failure, stagnation, retrogression are not God’s plan.
Jer. 29:11,
For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
3 John 2,
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Deut. 28:13-14
And the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail, and thou shall be above only, and thou shall not be beneath; if thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them: and thou shall not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
There are examples of people in the bible days who excel where God has placed them.
Daniel excelled.
Dan 1:17-20
 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, which the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all his magicians and astrologers that were in his entire realm.
Solomon excelled.
1 King 4:29-34
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan and Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about. And his spake three thousand proverbs and his songs were a thousand and five. And he spake of trees, from the cerdar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop and springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts and of fowl and of creeping things and of fishes. And there came all of all people to hear the Wisdom of Solomon from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
From this passage these men and women who excelled in the bible days had their rough time too but held on God promises. They never quit or get discourage despite initial challenges. Most men and women with great stories of excellence had their great moment of failure. You must not give in your pursuit of excellence no matter the cost.


COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Vincent Lombard said
The quality of a person life is in proportion to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.
You must be determined to be committed to excellence in whatever you do. Do whatever you plan to achieve better results than others around you. Aim at excellence in
1. Your love for God
2. Your Knowledge of God
3. Your quality of service in the kingdom
4. Your Creation of excellent environment for quality performance
5. Your hardwork with high productivity that makes you outstanding.
6. Your calmness in crisis
Excellence in all one does. ,does not come easily. Though the end result is attractive and interesting, it will definitely shoot an individual into stardom and celebration. The price one must pay must be deliberate diligence.
Prov. 22:29
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings he shall not stand before mean men.
 You must strive for excellence. Excellence is not thrust on upon anyone neither stumbled upon, rather it is consciously ,calculatively, assiduously and resilient lay pressed towards. It also implies that there can be no excellence without pitfalls associated with striving. However those pitfalls when acknowledged and worked on ,turnout to be building blocks to excellence.
In striving for excellence ,the following winning keys should be considered. If you apply these keys you shall be a wonder and an epitome of excellence.
WINNING KEYS FOR EXCELLENCE
 1. YOU MUST DESIRE AND BE DETERMINED to excel.
Prov.10:24,
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
Ps. 37:3-4
Trust in the Lord and do well; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shall be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
What you love and desire, you attract. Know what God want you to do for the fulfilment of your destiny. You are born for a purpose. Discover it and pursue it.
Ecc. 3:1, 17
You are not destined to be stagnated, fight your way through to success. Determine to succeed. Confess it and pray.
Psalm 37:3-4
Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shall be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Michael Angelo, prayed
Lord, grant that I may desire more than I can accomplish.
Excellent people possess mindset of possibility thinking. Where others say it can’t be done, an excellent person seizes the opportunity to unleash greatness and a touch of class.

2. LAY SOLID SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION
1 Corinthians 3:10-11 KJV
[10] According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. [11] For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. …
Proverbs 12:26 KJV
[26] The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
If the foundation is faulty, your efforts become unfruitful.
Psalm 11:3 KJV
[3] If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
When you surrendered your life totally unto the Lord as your Lord and savior, you immediately  acquires a new divine nature which is transformed from glory to glory as you feed on the word of God. You will start discovered your innate potentials that has been hidden for years. If you are not born again , decide now to give your life to Jesus. Determine to live a righteous life so that your full potential for excellence inside you will begin to manifest.
To tap into the realm of Gods excellence

 


  • We must Love Him
  •  Know Him
  •  Please Him and
  • Serve Him
Never sacrifice your pursuit for excellence for anything else. You are born to excel.
Uproot all faulty foundation in prayers. Go for deliverance ministration if the need arises. Don’t be ashamed to get rid of any barrier to your dream fulfilment.
Let God have his rightful place in you do.

3. GET WISDOM-DIVINE WISDOM.
Proverbs 4:5-9 KJV
[5] Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. [6] Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. [7] Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. [8] Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. [9] She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Divine Wisdom will make the difference. Divine ideas rule the world. Solomon’s wisdom, brought honour, wealth and riches. Ask for wisdom.
James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Read good books and especially my book on WINNING KEYS FOR DIVINE SUCCESS for more wisdom nugget that will catapult  you into greatness. You are meant for the top.

4. BE DILIGENT IN BUSINESS
Prov. 22:29
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings he shall not stand before mean men.
Two facts will be emphasize here
a. Have a business whether secular or kingdom business that God can bless as He promised the redeem. If there is no employment create one. You can make money at home too. Be business like. Create a good office and keep good records.
No excuse for being idle. Don’t be ashamed to start small. Don’t ignore small beginning. What you are doing now does not matter; you know where you are going.
Age, disability, past failure and finance is not an excuse. I have seen a beloved blind brother who worked hard and rose to become an Head of Department and a professor in one our great university in Nigeria. Don’t be afraid to take risk. Resist procrastination. Whatever God impressed in your heart to do, start it Now. Don’t postpone it.
b. Be skilful and be diligent.
Col.3:23(NIV)
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
Prov.22:29
Seesest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings and not mean men.
  Be skilful in whatever you lay your hand to do. Be the best in your area of skill. Read all you can learn about your field in journals, internet and good literatures. Attend seminars and conference. You must update yourself to be relevant in this 21st century. Skill and competence will you outstanding among your equals. Learn new skill. Be open to learning.  Information is power. Obey the law of continuous improvements. Keep updating yourself. Study and attend training to be skilful. Never assume you don’t need to learn from anybody. Life is evolving and not static. Technology is changing everyday. There is always a better way to do whatever you are doing now. Go for the information.

5. AIM AT EXCELLENCE
Aim at excellence and render quality services always. Whatever you are doing or want to do, do it so well that yours will be unique and outstanding. Maintain an high sense of integrity and credibility.
Work harder than others. God extra miles beyond your equals. Pay the price to be excellent and work extra hours to make a mark. Seize opportunities to show what you are worth. Be enthusiastic, be excited and do your work with passion.

6. HAVE A MENTOR OR BUSINESS COACH
Seat under great mentors and tap into their wisdom in your field. Have a mentor or a coach or adviser to guide you. Look for someone in your area of interest who has attained success you desire to achieve in life. Make him your mentors. Seat under them and ask for their counsels and advice and guidance in getting to your place of destiny. Ask them questions. Don’t choose mentors because of what you will get from them financially. You need their wealth of years experience in their journey to the top. If need be, employ a good business consultant and pay him or her to guide you on your journey to the top.
Continue in Part II

 

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