[This is Part 3 of a 3-part series entitled “Anointed to Excel.”]
“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.” Proverbs 22:29
In part #1 I laid the foundation for Kingdom excellence at work. In part #2, I shared the path to Kingdom excellence and during the Marketplace Mondays teaching, taught in great detail about how too add massive customer value in all you do.
To complete this series, here are 7 keys to help you stay on the path to Kingdom excellence at work.
7 Keys to Kingdom Excellence at Work
Key #1: Excellence is a prerequisite – not a goal.
Customers expect excellence today. Period. In today’s hyper-competitive world, anything less than excellence today is merely a commodity. Wanting to be excellent tomorrow does not work. Customers want to know, “What can you do for me NOW?” They could care less about your future wants, desires or plans.
And frankly, from heaven’s perspective, anything less than excellence is not acceptable … especially if you desire to transform your business and your marketplace for eternal rewards.
Key #2: Excellence is a habit – not an act.
A habit is a regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Good habits are hard to establish – bad habits easy. Good habits are both consistent and predictable – bad habits are often inconsistent and unpredictable.
To be excellent, you must look beyond just servicing well a select few customers to establishing a culture that serves all clients above and beyond all competitors.
Key #3: Excellence is a commitment – not an event.
Without a long-term commitment to excellence, you quickly fall into occasional, one-time-only spurts of great work. One way to establish such a commitment is set internal performance standards that exceed your industry’s standards of service.
As you do, your will actually attract top performers, the eagles of your industry. Why? Turkeys flock to low standard environments, but eagles desire to soar with other eagles. A commitment to high standards that attracts eagles is a commitment to excellence.
Key #4: Excellence means to join the system.*
What if you do not have a perfect job in a perfect company? Should you jump ship? Probably not.
It would be far better to declare your job is a gift from God. Whoever you are now, consider merely a starting point – not your finish line. In fact, it could be that God put you into a system that needs transformation. So why not start transforming your workplace through your excellence.
Key #5: Excellence means to embrace the system.*
Joseph in prison. Twice. Daniel serving a vicious, pagan leader. The Bible is full of stories of men and woman stuck in terrible, death-threatening environments. Yet, they gave it their all and let God move them when He was ready.
Regardless of where you are now, embrace it and make an impact. One simple way to get started is to make a list of all the good things about your work & affirm them thru prayer.
Key #6: Excellence means to improve the system.*
The last thing any boss or colleagues needs is another whiner. Don’t be one. Even in “enemy territory,” always work to make things better – not worse. As you do, you will stand before the kings and queens of your industry.
Key #7: Excellence means to bring the Kingdom into your job.*
Your workplace is your ministry field. As you join it, embrace and improve it, you bless your company thru your walk, talk, and miracle-producing faith.
Why not make your workplace a practice place for the manifestation of Spirit and power? (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
That is exactly what Paul did and he transformed the world for the Kingdom.
*Excerpts from “Anointed for Business” by Ed Silvoso, pgs.125-13