“The divine nature and character of God”
Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
WE MUST PURSUE HIS CHARACTER
2 Pet 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence,
EXCELLENCE IS ALSO THE WORD VIRTUE
RUTH AND ESTHER BOTH FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS
BOAZ CALLED RUTH A VIRTOUS WOMAN RUTH 3:11
WHO DID ESTHER LISTEN TO?
MOST PEOPLE WANT FAVOR AFTER THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN PLEASING.
FAVOR INCREASES THE MOMENT YOU IMPROVE YOUR APPEARANCE.
FAVOR AND EXCELLENCE ARE PROMOTION TWINS..
EXCELLENCE IS THE CONTINUAL PURSUIT OF IMPROVEMENT.
IT IS DISTINCTION.
MARK 7:37 “HE HAS DONE ALL THINGS WELL”. – WITH EXCELLENCE
Rom 12:2 “DON’T BE CONFORMED TO THE WORLD”
EXCELLENCE IS ABOUT YOU DEALING WITH YOU.
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT IN LIFE?
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH?
ALL OF THESE THINGS BECOME QUESTIONS THAT EVERY ONE OF US ARE ANSWERING EVERY DAY, WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT.
YOU ANSWER THEM BY WHAT YOU DO!
THESE QUESTIONS NOT ONLY TAKE CARE OF WHERE I AM TODAY BUT THEY ALSO SCHEDULE MY FUTURE.
WHEN IT COMES TO EXCELLENCE WE ARE NOT CONFORMING TO THIS WORLD BUT WE ARE CONFORMING TO THE WAY GOD WANTS US TO DO THINGS.
EXCELLENCE CAN BE DIFFICULT TO COMMUNICATE.
EXCELLENCE IN MY LIFE IS NOT SO I CAN IMPRESS YOU.
EXCELLENCE IN MY LIFE IS SO THAT I CAN REPRESENT GOD.
Prov 22:29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
EXCELLENCE IS A NOUN – NOT A VERB.
BECAUSE IT IS A NOUN IT IS A PERSON, A PLACE, A THING TO BE DESIRED.
EXCELLENCE CANNOT BE DEFINED BECAUSE EVERYTIME THAT YOU DEFINE IT, IT MOVES AND BECOMES GREATER.
A PERSON OF EXCELLENCE WILL ALWAYS EXCEED YOUR GREATEST EXPECTATIONS.
YOU NEVER NEED TO SPEAK TO A PERSON OF EXCELLENCE ABOUT ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WILL EXCEED WHAT YOU EXPECTED.
YOU CANNOT EXPECT AS MUCH AS A PERSON OF EXCELLENCE WILL PERFORM BECAUSE THEIR PERFORMANCE IS THEIR GOAL AND YOUR PLEASURE IS THE RESULT.
DEFINITIONS OF EXCELLENCE;
IT MEANS TO SURPASS, TO BE BETTER, THEN IT GOES TO BEST.
IT GOES TO EXCEED, TO OUTDO, TO OUTSHINE, TO OUTSTRIP, TO TRANSEND, IT IS A QUALITY, IT IS A VIRTUE.
EXCELLENCE IS A VIRTUE WHICH MEANS ITS FROM THE INSIDE
IT CAN BE SEEN ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT IT HAS ITS BIRTH ON THE INSIDE.
EXCELLENCE IS MERITOURIOUSLY NEAR THE STANDARD. EXCELLENCE IS THE STANDARD. IT IS THE MODEL AND IMENENTLY GOOD AND BEST OF IT’S KIND.
LISTEN TO SOME SYNONYMS OF EXCELLENCE;
IT IS BANG-UP, CHAMPION, CLASSICAL, DANDY, FAMOUS, FIRST RATE, FIRST STRING, FIRST CLASS, 5 STAR, FRONT RANK, GRADE A, NUMBER 1, PRIME, ROYAL, STUNNING, SUPERIOR, TOP NOTCH, WHIZ BANG, HIGH CLASS, HIGH GRADE, EXCEPTIONAL, PREMIUM, INCOMPARABLE, MAGNIFICENT, SENSATIONAL SUPERB, TIP TOP, UNSURPASSED, IT HAS DISTINCTION, IT IS SUPERIORITY AND GOODNESS, IT HAS NICENESS WITH SUPERBNESS.
WHAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF IT?
EXCELLENCE IS NOT JUST A WORD – IT BEGINS WITH BEING A VIRTUE
AND THEN, THAT HAS ACTIONS THAT GO ALONG WITH IT.
WHEN IT COME TO THE OPPOSITE OF EXCELLENCE, THE LARGEST WORD THAT IS IN THE OPPOSITE FORM IS “MEDIOCRITY”
IT IS THE STATUS QUO, IT IS THE JUST GOOD ENOUGH ATTITUDE.
SO IT’S MEDIOCRITY, ITS INADEQUATE, INFERIOR, LOW QUALITY, SUB STANDARD, SECOND CLASS, SECOND RATE, POOR, UNSATISFACTORY, COMON PLACE, ORDINARY, FARE, UNEXCEPTIONAL, BAD.
Rev 3:16 “I would that you were cold or hot and because you are lukewarm and you are of no affect he said, I’m going to vomit you out!
ORDINARY HAS NO PLACE IN YOUR LIFE!
EXCELLENCE IS A FRAGRANCE. IT IS AN AROMA!
IT’S THE FRAGRANCE THAT’S LEFT AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS EXCELLENT LEAVES A STIUATION.
IT’S THEIR DEPOSIT TO US ONCE THEY ARE NO LONGER THERE.
WE NUTURE OUR NATURE. WE GET HOT AND STAY HOT. WE REACH AND PURSUE HIS PLEASURE! WHAT PLEASES HIM! WHAT REPRESENTS HIM!