Steps to a Life of Excellence – 5

The fifth step to achieving excellence is to study and meditate on God’s word.

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

God’s word is His bond and carries His full authority. Everything God created He did by His word. Every assignment God gave to man He did it through His word and every grace, anointing and empowerment that God gave to anyone He has ever blessed He did through His word. The Bible says that God has exalted His word above His name. So inside God’s word are all of His power, abilities and realities.

When a person embraces God’s word faith is generated and when faith is born, mountains of problems automatically give way. So, in essence, where there is an absence of God’s word, faith is missing and when faith is missing mountains remain and when mountains remain victory is at large. Friend, we need the word of God to enforce the audacity of heaven on earth and thank God we have the authority to use His word.

Having the common sense to make the decision to receive God’s word as a final authority in your life and meditating on it until it gains root within you qualifies you for a life of excellent results. The word of God has power in itself to bring things to pass so when you internalise it you are positioned to see the word come to pass. For example, if you study God’s word on healing, meditate on it and personalise it by saying it to yourself and over your life you will consequently trigger excellent results in your health.

God has never and will never do anything without His word. I have little respect for people that place little value on what kind of information they allow into their lives because after a while they will become the product of the information they embrace. When I see people feed on wrong information via television, radio, ungodly books, magazines etc. I know that their path to excellence will be hindered. This is because I know the information they are gathering will impact on their words and choices and eventually impact on the direction of their lives. So to have an excellent life you need to intentionally focus on the word concerning you and mediate on it consistently in order to re-programme your thinking pattern so as to order your life right.

Further reading

Psalm 107:20, Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 55:11

Personal declaration for the day

Today, I feed on godly and positive information. I set my mind on productive and encouraging things. I will not dwell on negative things.

Questions for you to reflect on

Do you know you become what you feed on?

Are you aware that you eventually act out your thoughts?