"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."
Do you ever wonder why some people are so blessed and continue to prosper and get ahead, while others remain in ruts of their own making? There certain reasons for this. One thing you can be certain of: God doesn't bless mediocrity. He blesses excellence. The Scripture says, "Whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart, not unto men, but do it unto God knowing that God will reward you" (Colossians 3:23-24). Simply stated, what every you do, give your best effort and do it as if you were doing it for God. If you work with that standard in mind, God promises to reward you.
Being a person of excellence and integrity is not easy. A person of excellence and integrity goes that extra mile to do what is necessary. He keeps his word even if the chips are not falling his way. People of excellence arrive to work on time. They give their employers their best by ensuring a full day of work is offered. They don't leave early or call in sick when the mood strikes them. When you have excellence in your spirit, it shows up in the quality of your work. People notice that type of attitude and respect it.
If you want to live your best start aiming for excellence and integrity in what you do. Don't be a follower of the mishaps who say, "A little bit of money a little bit of work." Start doing a little bit more than you are required to do. If you are supposed to be at work at 8:00, get there 10 min. early and stay 10 min. later. Go the extra mile when you are there. Don't be one of those individual who show up to work 15 min. late, wander around looking for others, hang out getting coffee, then finally end up at your work station 30 min. later. These type of people spend half the day on their phones texting, playing games, or sending memes on Facebook. They they have the audacity to wonder, "God why don't you ever bless me? Why don't I ever get a promotion?"
The stated truth is: God doesn't bless mediocrity. God blesses excellence and integrity.
Do you really think hanging around socializing with all the employees who are stuck in that same realm will get you where you want to be? You think someone in administration will look upon you and say, "Hey, look there's Darlene, she goes with the status-quo. She's right there each morning milking the system. Let's give her an administration position tomorrow."
Sure, everyone is doing it, you may be thinking. And, might I add, everyone is stuck in the same dimension where they don't want to be- just like you. They complain about it near the water cooler everyday that nothing is happening, and I can tell you first hand, nothing probably will.
Remember you represent Almighty God. How you live, how you conduct your business, and how you do your work is a total reflection on our Lord. Do you want blessings? Then try showing more excellence and integrity.
Start making more excellent choices in every part of your life. Pay your bills on time. Are you driving a car that hasn't been tided or washed in six weeks? Is your backseat and trunk full to the brim with items you just can't get up off your butt to clean? No one likes getting into a car that stifles the mind with clutter. It makes you feel unkempt, undisciplined, sloppy, and less than best.
Start looking at life differently. Declutter your life of such nuances.
You may be thinking, "I'm just driving an old clunker. Why should I wash that thing?"
Well, think about this, if you start taking care of what god has given you, he'll be more likely to give you something better. Similarly, you may not live in a beautiful new home, but you can keep it clean and looking nice. It depicts that a person of excellence lives there.
God's people are people of excellence. They stand out from the crowd because they do things well. You may be in a situation today where you are not promoting that excellence. Or, maybe you are surrounded by people who always take the easy way out. Don't let that rob you. BE the one with the excellent spirit. Do your work well, take care of the resources that God has given you, and live in such a manner that when people see you they are attracted to your spirit and your God.