Today's Scripture | Titus 3:8

This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

The world is not hungry for mediocrity when we are merely doing an average job in life. This world needs people striving for excellence. I believe everyone can be a 10 at something, but we often work so hard on trying to overcome our weaknesses that we never develop our strengths.

Whatever we focus on grows larger in our eyes—too large, in fact. We can turn something into a huge problem when, in reality, it would be a minor nuisance if only we viewed it in perspective with our strengths.

For example, let's say you are not a "numbers" kind of person. You could obsess about your inability to "do the math" and maybe even take a class at the community college. But that obsession could eat up time that could be devoted to stuff you're great at—like teaching Sunday school, creative writing, or raising funds for a great cause.  Invest your time and focus on your strengths and watch what God does in your life.

A Prayer for You Today: Lord, I dedicate myself to developing and using my strengths for Your honor and glory. I want to excel at what I am gifted to do. Help me to know my strengths and to handle my weaknesses in a way that does not distract me from being effective for You, amen.