Is that the best you can do—Really? When we put our best foot forward, no one has to tell us; we know. Just like no one has to tell us when we didn’t do our best—we know that too. Doing a second-rate job when we are paid to do better is bad enough, but when we don’t do our best for our heavenly Father Who continues to give His best is worse.
That’s good enough.
I think in order for us to have the confidence that God will perform miracles in our lives has a lot to do with how we feel about the quality of time, money, faithfulness, and obedience we present to Him each day. A guilty conscience erodes faith.
God knows our limitations; and He doesn’t expect us to go beyond our capabilities. We are judged individually, however, since we don’t always see the repercussions of our less than best efforts immediately, we assume it’s alright to have a “that’ll do” attitude, but really it isn’t. We aren’t getting away with anything. We might be able to fool the people around us—sometimes, but God knows our best efforts—all the time.
Paul said in Philippians 3:14 that he press toward the mark for the prize. This tells us we aren’t expected to be perfect, but we are expected to keep reaching and improving. Aiming high isn’t only for spiritual targets, but everything we do—we should aspire for quality. Think about how wonderful the world would be if everyone had the integrity to work towards excellence. It’s a marvelous feeling when we know we have done our best.
Is that the best you can do? Yes!
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