PITFALL 3: DEALING WITH MEDIOCRITY-1
Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.” (GNT)
Mediocrity as we have described, is to fall short or feel unable. But then, how can we deal with this menace?
1. HAVE A COMPELLING VISION
The first step in fighting mediocrity is to have a compelling vision of excellence. What can you see? What is that glorious thing that is driving your life? Where is that glorious place you want to go? What is that God given vision that will take only Him to accomplish?
Joshua 14:7 “Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.”
Joshua 14:10 “And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive as he said these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.”
Joshua 14:12 “Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said”
Joshua 14:13 “And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.”
This is a very interesting passage. When Moses sent out the twelve spies, ten of them gave an “evil report” of mediocrity while only two differ in opinion. Joshua and Caleb said something totally different and one will think they didn’t see what the others saw.
The truth is that they saw all the dangers and the giants but they refused to pay attention to the obstacles but rather focus on the beauty of the land and their own portion.
To be continued…
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