When Excellence Is Your Attitude

November 2022

   If Jesus was your teacher, would you do your best in your school work, or if Jesus was your boss or employer, would you work differently?  Ponder that for a moment.  My guess is, many of us have not placed those thoughts in our minds during school or work. 
   Which is more rewarding?  Just getting by and passing, knowing that you could have done much better or…doing the best that you have, knowing you gave it your best effort?  If we took a survey, the probability that most students would consider the latter most rewarding, would be overwhelming. 
   Yet, it is very easy to put minimal or just enough effort on school work or a job.  Adults struggle with that attitude all the time.  It is only natural that young people struggle with the same things.  Most times it comes down to our attitude.  Often talent is a small part of the accomplishment.  If you can control your attitude and pursue excellence in anything you attempt, there is no telling what you will accomplish or how well you will be treated. 

   “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23).  From the truths of Philippians 2:3-8, we are encouraged to have the same a ...

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