I shot an email to Francis Kong with the question for this series, “How do you guard your walk while pursuing excellence?” and got awed by the quick reply. [I’m phrasing the answer just so I can digest each phrase better].
Hi there Karen,Thanks for the question.A true follower (disciple/ apprentice),meaning a committed Christian,would not findexcellence a level to achievebut that excellence is alreadyan inherent feature in his or her work.He or she knowsthat being the light of the worldand being the salt of the earthrequires excellent work performancethat portraysthe excellence and glory of Christin the person.Professing to be a “Christian”and not being excellentis actually a contradiction in terms.I hope this helps,Francis
Thank you, Francis Kong, for explaining the growing discomfort, disconcertment, disturbance in the lackadaisical, lazy effort to do a job right. Thank you for validating that this desire to produce excellence for Christ is the normal, the expected of a true follower of Christ.
Thought bubble: We don’t work for men. We work for the Lord. Where can we get unli inspiration, unli energy, unli effort unless we are latching on to the unli wisdom, unli power, unli strength of the Lord?