Everyone wants to become a better version of themselves. We strive each day to improve in areas where we struggle, turning weaknesses into strengths and defeats into triumphs.
When faced with setbacks, we rise resiliently, striving for continuous improvement. As we channel our determination and sharpen our focus on our goals and targets, tangible results follow.
This approach to life is imperative, for without the pursuit of improvement, we inadvertently pave the path to misery and unhappiness.
But let’s take it one step further. How about not just aiming to do better, but striving to do our absolute best? What remarkable results might we achieve if unwavering excellence became our foremost focus in the pursuit of improvement?
If we took this approach, we would likely see the best results during the workout, in our personal lives, and as believers in Jesus Christ.
Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
It is important to understand that giving our best does not mean always coming in first place or breaking records. Instead, it means putting forth our maximum effort in a particular area, and acknowledging that this is our true best.
This principle also applies to our roles as builders of His kingdom. Not everyone is called to be a Bible scholar or lead many people to Christ. What matters most is our dedication to using our gifts and talents to the fullest in spreading His Word and message. The key is to earnestly pursue Him and commit ourselves to shining our light in the world in the most extraordinary way possible.
1. Write about a time that did your best. How did it make you feel?
2. Commit Colossians 3:23 to memory.