UNDERSTANDING EXCELLENCE – Pastor Timothy Bernedict

Scriptures: Matt 5:14-16, Dan 1:19-20

Excellence is the wheel on which Faith rolls on.

If you desire the conquering faith of all ages, you cannot neglect the in-depth understanding of Excellence.

**Understanding is always the first step in the pursuit of anything of value in life.(Proverbs 3:19)
** The best of life only answers to the best of men( Prov 22:29)
**The price of excellence is nothing compared to the mockery of mediocrity.

What is excellence?
**It is a conscious effort to be a better version of yourself in character and conduct.( Luke 13:15-20)
**Never allow your mistake to become a stake.

Indicators of self improvement:
1. Self awareness.(Luke 15:17)
2. A decision.(Luke 15:18)
3. A vision.(Proverbs 29:18)
4. A detailed plan of action.(Luke 15:18-19)
5. A heart of humility. (Luke 15:19)
6. Change your association. (Proverbs 13:20)
7. Carefulness in speech.(Proverbs 12:18)
8. Calculated actions.(Proverbs 4:26)

Decide to be a better version of yourself the world will give you a better version of itself.

**Excellence is an intentional application of thoughts to every action to produce an outstanding result. (Luke 9:13-16)
**Making the best out of your current level,available resources
**It is thinking and functioning beyond limits (Gen 41:15-16)
**It is refusal to ignore any little detail that would make a difference
**It is becoming a person of reference,conduct,product,result(1 sam 16:17)

Excellence will cost you time,money,thought but will save you from reproach,mockery and insults while making you more money,new friends and great dignity.

**Connection to God is a setup for an exceptional outcome on earth(Deut 28:13)
**Every child of God is expected to function with the mind of Christ(1 cor 2:16)

THINGS THAT FIGHT EXCELLENCE
**Background
**Negative association
**Evil Spell
**Conspiracies
**Negative utterances

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