Good Enough is Not Good Enough

31 10 2008

As we move into this winter season at Epic, one of the challenges I gave to to the leaders is to strive to do everything with excellence for Christ. Sometimes we think this is “It’s just church. It’s good enough. What’s the big deal?” We have the privilege to partner in building the Bride of Christ. Is there any task on earth giving more to? In writing to a church at Colossae, Paul challenged the church, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ” Colossians 3:23

Excellence honors God and inspires others. God is worthy of nothing less than our most excellent effort. Non-Christians assume that things will be shoddily done. Non-Christians assume we will have low standards. Non-Christians expect us Christians to give less than our best. They think everything we are doing is a big charade. But when we value excellence, it makes a statement about the kind of God we worship. It makes a statement about the commitment we have to our excellent God. In response to his holiness, greatness and his ultimate sacrifice for us, our attitude should be to give God our best. “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Epic Excellence Challenge: “Good Enough is Not Good Enough”

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