By Michael C. Carson Tribune columnist
---- — It has been said that you should always shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Yes you have attained one goal, position, desire in life, but don’t stop there. There is so much more for you to accomplish in your life.
No matter how great your life is, it can always be better. No matter how far you’ve come in life, you can go farther. There is always room for growth. No matter how extensive your knowledge is, there is always something new to learn.
It has also been said that the room for improvement is the largest room around.
What are you doing to better yourself, to improve your situation in life and to raise things to the next level?
At the beginning of your day ask: “What can I do and learn today so I will be better in life?”
Begin your day on a positive note. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you will take steps to be a better you. Look around. There are so many ways that you can improve your life. Everyone can effectively participate in their self-improvement.
There is nothing wrong in celebrating the accomplishments of others, but compare yourself only to Jesus. Jesus is the true benchmark we should try to attain and compare ourselves to. By doing this, we will always have something to aspire to. Jesus invites us to embrace excellence. He beacons to us saying, “Follow me.”
It is an excellent practice to assess what you have and do not have. But always celebrate what God has provided you with, and then pray that God will enable you to achieve and attain more. By doing this, you will not languish on what you do not have nor, will you get lost in what you do have and who you are.
In order to be in a posture of always desiring to surpass yourself, you must believe that it is possible in the first place. Actively demonstrate that you have the determination, desire, drive, and opportunity to become more and surpass yourself.
In your becoming always take Jesus Christ with you. Jesus promises us: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” (St. John 14:12-14)
God wants us to be in the posture of constant self improvement. “I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Always want to improve in life.
Do something great every day. Strive to be better than you were yesterday!
Peace with justice in God’s grace. Be blessed real good, attend worship, and families matter.