Striving for excellence and godliness in all things

2 Pe 1:3–15 ESV:

3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the
knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.

This passage has really hit home for me spiritually this past week.

I have been talking with God about my dislike for my job. But this is where He wants me right now. I am the only person demonstrating (or trying too) the characteristics of Jesus in their lives. It is a mission field, UPS Freight. I am to not only talk the talk and walk the walk, but I am to do all things with excellence. Through the help of the Holy Spirit, I am the salt and the light.

People are watching me. I am too be holy and godly. They ask me why I work hard, I get paid by the hour just like them. the work ethic has never been difficult for me. But sometimes I can take short-cuts or be lazy and that is where this passage really hits home. I ma to do things with excellence for the glory of God!

Today at work I made it a top priority. (Not to brag) but it was very relaxing, challenging at the same time and fun to do things right all evening. God blessed me for blessing Him. It was not as stressful as other night I think that my attitude to glorify God was a big factor, He took care of me. I hope I do not forfeit those blessing by posting this blog, for I mean not to take credit for this. In fact it was only through His help whom which I relied upon, that I could have done anything at all tonight. Thank you Lord. Amen