Teaching: Spirit of excellency
3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
It seems everyone wants to recognised in this life by their superiors yet we lack the spirit of excellency. Do you think you carry the quality of being promoted?
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favouritism with him.
Most of us want to do good because someone is watching. The spirit of excellency does not require you to be monitored. If you do not have the spirit of excellency you might not even see dirt around you. People are not necessarily promoted because of professional Degrees or qualifications but their performance.
Even the spirit of excellency will caution you on your facial makeup. The spirit of excellency makes you a cautious person. Do not just sit or throw things around. You might wonder why you are not being promoted despite your good qualifications when in actual fact it is because you lack the spirit of excellency. When you lack that spirit even if you are given something new, it loses value in your hands.
When a man who lacks the spirit of excellency marries a beautiful woman he batters her till she loses that beauty. Most of us are perfect when people are watching us. You need to change the way you perceive and handle things. Do not be a person of eye service; work because you are responsible not because your superiors are watching. If you are comfortable with average, you cannot be promoted.
When you enter the toilet you don’t bother to flush. You also throw litter around. God must see how much you appreciate life before men see it.
People who love you must rebuke you and not pamper you whilst you continue to do wrong. Do your things with love and start with small things. Start caring about your general outlook and your immediate environment.
We give all glory to God. Mbiri kuna Jesu