Sunday, 26 August 2012

BE THE BEST


Martin Luther King Jr. said, "If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well."

One of my principles is this: "Any thing worth doing is worth doing well." And I say to myself and to any one who cares to listen, "If I cannot do it well, I'd rather not do it." Be the best. Or, let's say, Do the best! There's a difference between, "Do your best" and "Do the best". Your best may not be good enough; do the very best job in town! Yes, let no one do it better than you!

If you are very good, location will not be your problem. Even if you are in the forest, the king will require your service! When King Solomon built, 1 Kings 7:13-14 says he sent for a man named Huram. The Scriptures say that he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill in working with all kinds of bronze work. Hear me, money locates the man who does the best job!

Christianity is also a call to excellence. When we excel and do excellent things God is glorified. Today, I urge you to be the best in whatever you do. If you paint, please be the best painter; if you drive, be the best driver. Be the best!