Character Study


What is excellence?

What image comes to mind when you consider it?

Go ahead. Close your eyes. Picture it.

I admit it took me awhile to come up with an image. Then it became obvious.

Wake up.

That’s it?!

That’s it.

We cannot accomplish anything in life until we wake up so we can do what needs to be done. Waking up includes the act of getting up.

What if someone can’t do that alone?

What an excellent way for someone else to come alongside and help another person! Sometimes we need to wake up to the realization that we can bring out excellence in others.

Just wake up?!

Yes! Accept yourself for who you are and the day for what it is. Wake up to it. Get up with it. Stretch high and wide. Breathe it in like a sweet aroma. Then go do the thing.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Philippians 4:8 NIV

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