One of our senior leaders on campus shared something profound with us. There was a day he got to the library to read. He kept doing his best to understand the course, but nothing was forth coming. He cried and prayed until his understanding was opened. That was a testimony of passion for success. He graduated as the overall best student.

Friend, how passionate are you about success? God is expecting you to give 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 sit 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).

Every one of us can actually give more than we have been giving to life and our endeavours. 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