Learning To Do Well
I found a scripture in
Isaiah 1:17 that says, "Learn to do well; seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the
It is actually talking
about making a right choice and defending those who are
without; but the phrase "learn to do well" to me means if
you learn to do well and make right decisions, you will
excel in everything you do.
Strive to gain knowledge
and understanding and in all your getting, get wisdom or
good judgment. One way of learning to do well
(Proverbs 1:5), be attracted and surround yourself with
people who have success. In any business or job that
you pursue, if you want to be the best, then you will have
to trained. Start by being around people who know
what they are doing.
When considering the
things that need to be done find a way to pursue
excellence. The desire that I have causes me to make
choices as to where and whom I will learn them from.
When I was young I thought like child and acted like a
child, but as I have matured I have learned that if I want
to do my best, I need to be around other people that are
interested in doing their best.
I learned that the
classes in high school that had the easiest teachers were
not the best way for me to learn. Most of the kids
in my high school would choose teachers that their older
friends and siblings told them were a breeze. I
usually didn't get the choice to attend those classes.
I ended up with the teachers that the kids all said,
"There is no way I would be in her class."
You know, I enjoyed the
teachers that were interested in teaching and training the
students. My grades were always higher in those
classes rather than the "easy" classes.
While going to college I
would still hear the students giving advice, "Take this
instructor; it's an easy class." Honestly, I tried a
couple of the instructors that were "easy." I
learned that I want and desire the more disciplined
classes, because that is where I gain the greatest
advantage to excel.
I attended Bible school
and, I chose Rhema Bible Training Center. Rhema, I
was told, was tough and rigid. They were not loose
with their training methods. They intend on the
students learning the courses and being trained for the
ministry. I graduated Rhema, and I am so thankful
for the teaching and training because it is a school of
excellence. God spoke to me through the Holy Spirit
in my spirit directing my path. I am thankful that I
listened and obeyed His voice.
In all that I do I am
learning to do well. I apply those principles
everyday. Why? Because I want to follow God's
will for my life, and I want all my desires to be
fulfilled (Psalm 21:2). He was honoring my desire to
excel. he was honoring my desire to do well.
In all that you do, do
it as unto the Lord. Whether you are a painter,
plumber, welder, carpenter, accountant, office manager,
trash collector or a preacher, don't settle for just a
job; determine that you're going to excel in it.
Learn to do well and do whatever you have to do to
research and study so you can become the best you can be.
Psalm 75:6,7 paraphrased says, "Promotion comes from the
Lord." If we are obedient and willing we put
ourselves in position to be promoted.
Today I want to
challenge you to learn to excel in your life. Learn
to do well. When you do you will make right
God will bless you.
He wants you to be the best that you can be. He
wants you to learn to do well!