Engaging the Spirit of excellence
“Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.”
Daniel 6:3
Until we engage the Spirit of excellence, our dream for enthronement will be farfetched. The truth is that, the God who advanced Daniel via His excellent Spirit is still alive today, and He can do same for us if we ask Him. The excellent Spirit at work in Daniel made him more competent and capable than all the King’s cabinet officers. It was the excellent Spirit at work in him, not just human skill or ability, that opened the door of promotion or enthronement unto him.
What is Excellence?
Excellence is about being the very best. It is the quality of excelling, of being truly the best at something. Daniel was the best administrator! Do you know that there is a spirit behind every excellent performance?
Do you also know that there is a level of excellence that a student attains that he or she will never look for jobs? Instead, jobs will be looking for him or her. Excellent spirit operating in them will distinguish them. One of my daughters in the Lord who works with an oil company was hired while she was still in the university! Her academic excellence never allowed her to experience the agony of labour market or acute joblessness prevalent in the land!
My beloved, it pays to be excellent!
3 reasons why you must seek to be excellent:
1. Because God is Excellent!
You must seek to be excellent because your God is excellent and He has done excellent things. If you look around the world, you will attest to the fact that God is excellent in all His creations! The Bible says, “Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.”
Isaiah 12:5
2. Because Jesus Christ obtained a more excellent ministry!
If your Lord Jesus Christ obtained an excellent ministry, then you have no reason for being a mediocre. You must seek to emulate Jesus Christ, by placing a demand for the same excellent Spirit that operated in Him.
“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.”
Hebrews 8:6
3. Because Saints of God are designed for excellence!
“But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.”
Psalms 16:3
Two examples of saints of God who were enthroned via the Spirit of excellence:
1. Joseph
Joseph was an excellent person and not a mediocre! He was not a “halfway up the mountain” man!
You can’t describe him as a “not very good” or average person! No!
The excellent Spirit of God brought him out of prison and catapulted him into the palace overnight. Pharaoh said to Joseph, “… there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.”
He was enthroned as a prime minister without any previous experience in government.
You too can be enthroned like Joseph if you decide to embrace the Spirit of excellence.
2. Ben Carson
Contemporarily, Ben Carson, an African American, at age 32, led the team of excellent neurosurgeons to successfully separate Siamese twins joined skull to skull. What an excellent display of the Spirit of excellence, you would say! Excellence is not about colour or race! Don’t allow anybody to put you down because of your colour, race or gender! With the Spirit of excellence at work in and through you, you too can enjoy enthronement!
I decree and declare that you will be enthroned this year in Jesus mighty name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe