“NOW DANIEL SO DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AMONG THE ADMINISTRATOR’S AND THE SATRAPS BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL (EXCELLENT SPIRIT) QUALITIES THAT THE KING PLANNED TO SET HIM OVER THE WHOLE KINGDOM”…
Believers, especially in Ghana are gradually losing their influence, integrity and trust. Christians are losing their saltiness.
A Spirit of excellence is one, anchored on the values, principles and above all the standards of the New Testament of Christ. A believer’s excellent Spirit is the key that will see him through trials and tribulations. Excellent Spirit enables you to succeed where others have failed. It gives you favour, honour and helps you fulfill all that God has ordained for you to accomplish.
Excellent Spirit is the quality of being outstanding, extremely good, distinct, qualitative, superior, brilliant, great, merit, eminent, mastery. People who have excellent Spirit always produce good results and excellent fruits.
“You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth much fruit”…(John 15:16 KJV)
In Ghana, many of our leaders: Public servants, Civil Servants, Political Servants (Though they don’t want to admit they are servants)
Christian leaders, preachers and even church workers lack the Spirit of excellence.
Walk into any organisation, office or church, look out for these qualities; integrity, honesty, compassion, humility, meekness, teachable spirit, ever willing to change, and adjust to modern trends, courteous, dependable, consistent, confident( not arrogance), determined, diligence, adaptability, persistent, higher ethical and moral standards, goal orientated, enthusiastic, submissive, positive attitude, faithful, hopeful and Christ mindedness. If you don’t find these qualities in any leader, church or organisation, the Spirit of excellence is not at display. Christians are to pursue these qualities at all levels and at all cost, in all areas of their lives.
In Ghana, the greatest enemy of excellence is mediocrity. When our leaders are caught in the web of corruption, they try to justify how their predecessors stole more than them. “Do you know how much the previous government spent”? “You should be grateful we are less corrupt”. Mediocrity is trying to compare your failed ethical and moral values to another person’s, and try to justify why you are better.
Ghanaians are too used to average things, and any leader who tries to raise the bar, the standard and demand excellence is deemed wicked, vindictive and autocratic; they conspire, stab him at the back and bundle him out. We like to be ordinary, moderate, uninspired and indifferent. Compromised, low self-esteem, pride and low motivation are enemies of the Spirit of excellence.( it is mediocrity)
People can be stuck in a situation for a very a long time that, they are used to the environment so much so that, they don’t even know they are failing or living in the spirit of mediocrity.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.