IN HIM, I AM.
[ Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men - Colossians 3:23 ]
This scripture is the soundtrack to my life. In my personal relationship with God,
this is how I love to relate to Him the most. In my excellence. There are many
times when we get caught up in doing the same routines on a day-to-day basis
and it no longer becomes valuable or significant to us anymore. This is primarily
found is our workplace, academics, relationships and even church. As a
Christian, I think it’s always important to reflect God’s goodness in our lives as
much as possible. I mean, I take pride in being called a child of God because of
God’s attention to detail and obsession with excellence, which flows through my
DNA as a son of the Most High.
Personally, I came from a background where excellence was the standard in my
home. Coming from a Nigerian family, there was no room for mediocrity. My
parents (mainly my father) was hard on my siblings and I when it came to
academics and making sure we were on top of it all. As I got older, I realized
how this discipline matured in different areas of my life. I finally realized that this
was the Lord’s doing.
Being excellent now became the standard to everything that I do as an artist.
Many people that know me personally can vouch that I am a perfectionist. Yup,
that’s me. I actually cringe when I see something that has the potential to be
better. This makes me love what I do as a freelance videographer &
photographer the most. I am able to work with clients from local businesses to
personal lifestyle brands and apply my excellence of work to their brand. When I
work on a project or shoot, I always pray beforehand and invite the Holy Spirit to
join me. I’ve found this to be very helpful because the Holy Sprit gives me so
much creative insight and inspiration. This ties to my willingness to work as I am
working for God. My work is a reflection of my creator. If I work with the
mentality that “Lord, I’m giving all that I have in this moment for you,” then my
approach to the task is changed and I am intentional about working on this
project focused, diligent, and zealous.
[ 1 Peter 2:9 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own
possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness
into his marvelous light. ]
The Lord is calling you to be excellent. Why? Because it points back to Him.
Brothers and sisters, let us remember that we are not here to please man, be
accepted into these “cool” social groups, but to honor the Father with our lives.
As you begin to live your life in total excellence, you will see the abundant fruits
that derive from it. It’s truly a blessing, I promise. Excellence comes from doing
our best with what the Lord has given us without the intention of trying to be
better than the next person. You cannot measure excellence by comparing
yours to another. The spirit of excellence looks different through the lives of
many but focus on how your light of excellence shines. Learn. Grow. Pursue.
Let us be great stewards of our gifting's and show gratitude to the One who
deserves it all. Shalom.
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