An offering of personal devotionals to fuel your week with excellence as kings and queens. The person who lives a life of excellence is the one who is willing to do and to dare. This podcast is for those who sense a royal calling on your life, who are learning to hear God’s voice in clarity and need motivation for the assignment, and who want to live out His calling with excellence. In each episode, we will explore themes of everyday life and talk through ways to escape mediocrity and find true fulfillment using personal stories and reflections, guided affirmations and clear action steps.
We are better together. And we are safer together. Though society might tell us that we can do life on our own, God tells us that we simply can't function without each other. We need each other and we need relationships. Healthy relationships make life enjoyable perhaps more than anything else. We need them for our destiny. How do we get the right kind of relationships? Can you be the right kind of person in order to attract healthy relationships?
It’s inevitable that we’ll encounter people we find annoying or depressing or weird or clingy or even downright mean in our daily lives. Difficult people are everywhere. It’s probably not hard for you to think of a difficult person in your own life who recently or at this very moment is causing you stress, angst or discomfort. When dealing with difficult people, there are a series of strategies that we might use. What is your approach when it comes to handling difficult people with a mindset of excellence?
Excellence should appear in every facet of life. Righteousness is the evidence of excellence. There’s a constant awareness of falling short between excellence and mediocrity. And when it comes to God, that excellence is seen as righteousness. It has very little to do with getting things done and achieving worldly success, and everything to do with practicing personal humility and pursuing spiritual obedience. This truth should encourage you to level up and focus on pursuing excellence because how you do anything is how you do everything.
In today’s world, we have been trained to assume that if something does not come easily to us, there must be something wrong. Every decision we make from technology to money to our careers to our relationships, we generally assume that if it’s not happening with ease or it feels unfair, then we’re experiencing a struggle. And naturally we believe struggle is bad. It’s impossible to live a life of excellence without struggle so we’ll talk about what means to tackle hardships with hope.
The opportunity to do a heart check is always worth taking advantage of - identifying what is in and on your heart and why. To pursue excellence, searching our hearts and making our desires free and pure is a fundamental approach. Every human alive has a desire of their heart. They aspire to be, they hope to become, they strive to do, something that is in their heart. Many of us are longing for more, we dare to dream, we hold the promise of prosperity. Each of us has a deep, heartfelt desire but how do we actually receive the desires of our hearts?
It’s still early in the year and if you haven’t mapped out your goals for 2020, this is the perfect time to fine-tune your intentions for the year. Getting clear on what you want out of life is the most important thing you can do as you pursue excellence. Your desire for excellence moves you to build a sturdy foundation on your goals.
It’s only right to start the new year off setting our intentions in prayer. So this inaugural episode is about praying and fasting. For those who practice prayer and fasting, and those who want to learn how, or to improve their current routine. We’ll dive in here and get deliberate about maintaining a spiritual practice for 2020.