I just returned from District Council a few days ago. It was incredible but extremely busy for those of us responsible for making it all happen. The attendance was record breaking with over 1,000 attending the Sunday evening service with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. The District staff and the staff from Victory Church in Winchester, VA did an outstanding job. Excellence and commitment to God was obvious in all that they did. Kudos to all who made District Council a huge success!
Watching the events unfold each day at Council made me realize how important commitment and excellency in leadership is to our daily life as Christian leaders.
The first step toward excellence is to be grateful for the gifts and opportunities God has given us. God's purpose and plan for our lives is original. We are not called to be a copy.
Most people go through life saying, "Well, that's good enough." Good enough for whom or for what? For the challenging times we live in? For a future that needs deeply committed leaders?
Winston Churchill said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." There are people and projects in this world that are worth the struggle for greatness.
We need to remind ourselves that greatness should not be our goal. It is the pursuit of greatness that will set us apart from people who are willing to settle for good enough. It's our commitment to giving that will make us leaders who can make a difference. Good is the enemy of great.
Excellence doesn't mean being better than everyone else, just being best as the original we are called to be.