If you are new to reading my blog, I must tell you that I’m a bit of a quote geek. When someone phrases something in a way that is fresh, concise and thought provoking it can often grip me. This morning as I scrolled through my latest list of quotes, I found this one from writer Leo Rosten:
“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
I’m not sure I completely agree with that statement, but it certainly does raise some questions for me. I know unequivocally that the times in which I am usually the most happy centre around those times in which I am pushing myself. Today I’ve done very little other than read books and exercise but the growth in both my physical and mental capacity is immensely rewarding. It’s been a day of training…and I feel fantastic for it.
There’s another quote that has permeated the culture at Kerith Community Church that also inspires me to push myself to be the absolute best that I can be. It’s been around for such a time that I’ve actually no idea about the origin:
“Excellence honours God and inspires people.”
I want everything I do to be excellent. I want to honour God and inspire people. God, give me the focus to keep pushing forward; to push on with all that I have and help me to ensure that my eyes are fixed on You and You alone at all times. Amen.