…Because I Am Positioned For Wealth….
I Must Create An Atmosphere of Excellence
“Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other presidents and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.” Daniel 6:3
As we proceed daily to accomplish all that the Lord has assigned our hands to do; we must always remain cognizant of the fact that God expects us to be a living example of “excellence” by creating this type of atmosphere wherever we are. This character quality appears not to be as important to some as it should. One of the causes for the failure to build an atmosphere of excellence is that many are still being held captive in a mindset that has been produced by a spirit of poverty and lack. Therefore, although they are productive in the realm of the spirit; although they love the Lord; and are living a lifestyle that is well pleasing to the Lord…they lack the ability to create an atmosphere of excellence.
The Spirit of excellence; prior to its demonstration; must have the ability to engulf our minds to the extent they we can first detect anything that is in disarray within us. Excellence begins inwardly and flows from within. Excellence is a mindset that commands and demands that we bring into a state of order….. everything – on every level and in every situation. Therefore, when we have permitted this Spirit of excellence to begin a work WITHIN us …. we will then possess the ability to permit that Spirit to be released FROM us and to infiltrate atmosphere AROUND us.
One of the main culprits of the Spirit of Excellence is an undisciplined or non-conscientious mindset. My ability to identify and uproot any degree of “slackness” that may be within my mind… is to first be able to… “Recognize its fruit - then uproot”! So because excellence refers more to mental condition; I can be a millionaire and still not have a disciplined mindset…. And lack the ability to create an atmosphere of excellence. My ability to create an atmosphere of excellence is not contingent upon my material gain or assets. My ability to create an atmosphere of excellence is dependent upon my true weightiness in the realm of the Spirit; which will permit me to detect every diabolical plot, plan and ploy that has been established for my demise.
To create an atmosphere of excellence I must daily refuse to permit others to clutter my mind. I must maintain a sense freedom. To create an atmosphere of excellence I must eradicate, eliminate, and totally remove all debris which has previously been advantageous – but is now producing a blockage or hindrance to my current status. To create an atmosphere of excellence I must be determined to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
Lastly, I must always remain cognitive of the fact that I have already received my wealthy status in the realm of the Spirit. The elevation of my MINDSET, which will permit it to create an atmosphere of excellence, just might be the missing link that is preventing the manifestation of the same. So because excellence is first and foremost a mindset, I must renew my mind to live according to Philippians 4:8 which states….
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things.”