Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.Paul tell us the same thing in Ephesians 6:7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever you find you hand doing, do it with all your might. GOD wants you to give your all in everything you do. GOD honors your commitment to excellence in everything you do. If you read Ruth 3:11 It will let you know that Ruth was considered to be a woman of excellence. Because a spirit of excellence shows a heart of a servant that can be used for the Master’s service and you honor GOD by doing all things well. A ministry of excellence means that you have strength and character. When we have a ministry of excellence we don’t settle for less. . GOD desires your excellence at work, if your in business then you must strive for excellence in customer service, we must strive for excellence in our relationships and most importantly GOD desires your excellence in worship.
I define being in full-time ministry as the time when an individual is “100% immersed” in the utilization of one’s gifting in a context that leverages that gifting for its highest and best outcome, impacting the lives of other people. I am often asked if I am a Pastor? I say “No” however I do have a ministry… Do you? Take a look again at the definition. It does not refer to church culture as its context, nor does it presuppose leaving one’s secular career to pursue the “ministry.” It is a definition that my coach gave me, it effectively disconnects the whole “Secular vs. Spiritual” conflict clouding the thinking of many Christians gifted for ministry in the marketplace.
Do you think that it matters to GOD whether or not you have a spirit of excellence? I believe without question GOD wants you to give your all in everything you say and do.Another word for excellent is virtue or virtuous and virtuous is defined as having moral excellence. GOD wants us to be a good steward of what he has entrusted to us and not desiring excellence is not being a good steward. When you are faithful over a few things GOD will make you ruler over many!