After ministering that day in our Church, he made this comment; “Pastor, I love the level of order, organization and commitment I saw at your Church. I would like to see you so that we can talk.” It is common to find people remark, among other things, that they decided to join and stay in our Church because of the level of excellence they saw. Truly, excellence inspires people.

Friend, one of the reasons you must pursue a life of excellence is to inspire people (1 Timothy 4:12). Mediocrity is so common in our days that just a little push in excellence would make you to stand out among men. It is not about being perfect. It is about the order, organization and commitment you bring to your task per time (1 Corinthians 14:40).

People love excellence even if they cannot pay the price for it. Since man was created in God’s image, there is something in every man that yearns for and connect with excellence wherever he finds one (Genesis 1:26-27). Man looks at the outward appearance; you cannot win with people if you are given to mediocrity (1 Samuel 16:7).

A mediocre tries to beg and push his way before people, but kings send for an excellent man (Genesis 41:14-16). Excellence would always grant you a place among great people (Proverbs 22:29). You don’t wish your way to greatness, you work your way into it. If you want to stand out in your sphere, pursue excellence (Proverbs 31:29, Daniel 6:3).

You cannot claim that you are a custodian of God’s glory when we cannot find the tangible expression of it in and around you. Glamour does not equal glory, but every genuine glory would ultimately produce glamour. There is a reason the streets of Heaven are paved with gold (Revelation 21:21). Solomon showed forth the glory of God practically in his days (1 Kings 10:4-8).

While it may be true that excellence is not enough to change anyone, lack of excellence may erect barriers in the way of getting people changed. “God will blow through a ram’s horn, but if He sees a silver trumpet, He would drop the horn and go with the silver trumpet.” We need to get rid of every barrier on our way of impacting people; this includes mediocrity.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria