Strive for Excellence #350

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

Not a few live by the motto, “Do just enough to get by”. Mediocrity lowers expectations and revels in halfhearted effort. It misses many of life’s opportunities because it refuses to commit itself to excellence. When death comes our activity on earth will forever end (“the night is coming when no one can work”, Jno. 9:4). Because life is short we must devote our strength to being the best at all  we pursue that is holy, just and good. Those who succeed do not simply “get by” – they commit themselves to do their very best. Christians need this attitude of excellence. Devote yourself completely to God, be a “living sacrifice” and serve Him with all your might (Rom. 12:1).