Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pursuing Excellence…

excellenceI am encouraging the RMI Haiti Team to have "Eyes for Excellence".  We all need to be looking around us at all times to find things that we can do better.  It takes the whole team having the same “vision”.  When something is done with excellence, let's make sure we praise that person responsible.  When something is not done up to the standard of excellence, let's make sure we help the person responsible see it too and know how they can do better the next time. 

In our pursuit of excellence, we should remember....

  • Our pursuit of excellence should never express itself in a feeling of superiority over others.
  • Our pursuit of excellence should never be for our own glory.  All for Christ!
  • Our pursuit of excellence should be an expression of worship.  We do this because he is worthy.
  • Our pursuit of excellence should always be constructive not destructive.  We want to build up ourselves and the RMI team.  Never tear down.
  • Our pursuit of excellence should not be limited to our job.  I care about your work for sure, but even more I care about you.  Scripture says "whatever we do".  We should pursue excellence in our doing, in our being, in our walk with Christ, in our families, in our marriages, in our friendships, in our behavior, in our attitudes, and in our jobs.  Let's watch out for one another and assist one another as we pursue personal and corporate excellence.
  • Our pursuit of excellence should make us wholly more dependent on and encouraged by the sufficiency of divine grace, not establish a sense of discouragement and personal inadequacy or failure.
  • Our pursuit of excellence should be done in the context of the team.  We need to have "eyes for excellence" ourselves, but we also need to be helping others see what we see. 

Colossians 3:23… "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ."  He deserves our best!

1 Corinthians 10:31... "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."  In no way would I ever want us to pursue excellence for the sake of personal gain and pride.  Excellence is TOTALLY for His glory, not our own.  Even so, I personally believe excellence will bring God given contentment and satisfaction is what we do.

Matthew 23:37-38...  "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."  I firmly believe that our pursuit of excellent is an expression of our love of the Lord."