Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Distinguished By An Excellent Spirit
"Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm." Daniel 6:3 NKJV
To be distinguished is to stand out; it's to set yourself apart from the rest; it's to be noticeably different from others around you, wherever you are. As believers we ought to be outstanding wherever we find ourselves; our work should be amazing and our results should be excellent. We must reject mediocrity in all its ramifications! We shouldn't even be contented being number two when we can be number one! Yeah!
See the life of Joseph; there's no where he was that he didn't excel: as a slave he was made overseer of the house; as a prisoner, he was made head of all other prisoners! And from prison he was made ruler over all Egypt! Something in Joseph made him outstanding wherever they put him: no matter where, he shined brighter than anyone else!
What made Joseph and Daniel outshine others was the Spirit of God in them. Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” The question then is, "Do you have the Spirit of God in you?" More than speaking in other tongues, the Spirit of God in us boosts our capacities and enables us to accomplish more than mere men! We should be doing well; we should be doing excellently; it shouldn't be long before people notice us because of the quality of our work and results! Let this mind be in you!