One of my motivations for academic success while in school was one of our campus fellowship leaders; we were in the same leadership team. After hours of meeting spanning through the night, he would pick up his books and head to class to read. He would not use fellowship responsibility as an excuse for failure. He graduated as the best student.

Friend, God is expecting you to do your best. Most times, people expect God to show up for them when they have not given their best. In fact, an average person worries about the impossible he cannot do while leaving behind the possible he can do. We worry too much about what is beyond our control while leaving behind what is in our control.

If you are going for a job interview, don’t worry yourself so much about who would seat on the interview panel to the point that you fail to tidy up your preparations. You need to leave the matter of the interview panel to God and focus on your own preparation because even if the most favourable people are on the panel and you have nothing serious to present, you would still fail and blame God for your failure (Proverbs 16:1).

A student can be praying that the examination should be simple without concentrating on his own efforts at preparing. He will fail and still blame God or the examiner. A Pastor should not worry himself about whether or not people are going to show up in Church for service. He only needs to take his time to prepare (in the word, prayers etc.) to give his best. You do the possible and leave God to do the impossible (Matthew 19:26).

Everyone of us can actually give more than we have been giving to life and our endeavors. There is an untapped ability and possibility in us waiting to be released. A lot of us can see more result, more progress, more favours and success if only we can launch out with full strength giving our very best to what we do (2 Kings 9:24). When you think you have done enough, there is still more you can do!

I know you are not perfect but you can do more than you are currently doing. This is what excellence is about. Excellence is not perfection. It is giving your best possible per time. It is simply improvement; being and doing better today than yesterday (Proverbs 4:18). There is more for you in God than you are currently experiencing. You need to stretch to reach that capacity (Isaiah 54:1-3). A miracle is on the horizon. Amen!

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