What about excellence …

If it’s not about getting it right?  Curious?

I know that was one of my first questions for Abba.  Below is His answer that I journaled:

Getting it right is not about living with excellence.  It is about the internal virus/cancer that can never be satiated and consumes health, energy, and resources to get it right because there is always something else to get right or you didn’t get the last thing right enough.  Like a task master that allows no rest, no peace and keeps just our of reach the ability to love ourselves.  Excellence is something totally different. 

So I’m guessing excellence is somehow paired with connection ….. ooooohhh  like the trinity??

That thought triggered a recollection that sent me searching for a teaching by Bill Johnson

“Divine wisdom springs from integrity,
and becomes manifest through creative expression
with excellence as its standard.”
Bill Johnson  

As I read that quote incredible revelation opened up:

Integrity – the Father cannot lie, never changes, is steadfast (Titus 1:2; Heb 13:8; Heb 13:5-6)
Creative Expression — Holy Spirit at creation (Proverbs 8:30-31)
Excellence as its standard – Jesus!! (Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:15)

Excellence is a fruit of wisdom (Jesus Himself, 1 Corinthians 1:30).  It is full of life; full of connection with Abba, Holy Spirit and Jesus.  The exact opposite of the insatiable insanity and drivenness of “getting it right”.

I asked Abba how to illustrate excellence.  Immediately what popped into my thoughts were sunrises and sunsets.

Sunset Mirrored Naples 011714

He gives really good answers, don’t you think?  I mean — what holds more excellence than the universal language of inspiration spoken every dawn and dusk?  And yet, no two are ever the same which means “no getting it right”.  This illustration helped me realize excellence creates space.  It is inviting.  It acknowledges the beauty of individuality.   Whereas “getting it right” is confining and assembly-line living when there is so much more available to us.

When you consciously connect with the Creator of the Universe asking “how do I get it right” is just too small a question, it is too limiting.  The question “how do I be excellent” opens both opportunity and freedom to live the fullness of your uniqueness.  It definitely is a more daunting question because it is not cut and dried, black and white.  Excellence requires being connected and in relationship with your Creator; growing and learning; being teachable and changeable.  Why? Because our God is infinite and has prepared for those who love Him what eye has not seen, ear has not heard and no heart has yet imagined! (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).

Now there’s a reason to hope!  Sign me up for excellence please 🙂 .

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