Yes! You do have to choose. It’s not automatic. I know, sometimes, the temptation to think that it’s automatic comes; ‘oh, I don’t have to work at this Christianity thing.’ But, you know what, even the Bible says ‘Faith without works is dead.’ You want it, you have to work for it. In the name of Christianity a lot of people have become lazy. I have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in high and low places. The efficacy of this statement is unquestionable, however, do you have a part to play in all of this? Or are you just supposed to sit down and leave it up to faith.
Your life may be okay if you do that, but there is something more than okay; it’s called Excellent. Excellence is a private matter with public pronouncement. When a person is excellent, people know. You won’t even need to blow your own trumpet, others will do it for you freely. God has anointed us with the oil of gladness above our fellows. So when we are just living our lives according to the status quo, He’s just looking at us in 3D; wondering why we are functioning below expectation and we’re totally comfortable that way.
Excellence is not man-made, it is God given. When you carry the presence of God, it releases the spirit of excellence in you, which in turn gives you the wisdom to access the mysteries of life. I mean, ample examples in the Bible. Look at the lived of the three Hebrew children, Daniel, Joseph and even King Solomon. It’s the presence of God that determines excellence.
Those that KNOW their God shall be strong and do exploits. Knowing God is having a deep relationship with God. Let God be your ride or die! Exploits in life have never been a function of a higher educational qualification or popularity; it is through the spirit of excellence.
Culled from Open Heavens