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Don't Mistake Excellence, Passion, Purpose, Focus, Determination, Joy, Direction, Style, Creativity, and Hope with JESUS

Sunday is coming.
Do it with Excellence.
Do it with Passion.
Do it with Purpose.
Do it with Focus.
Do it with Determination.
Do it with Joy.
Do it with Direction.
Do it with Style.
Do it with Creativity.
Do it with Hope.

But please.
For the love of all things true…
Don’t do it without Jesus.

Because Excellence, Passion, Purpose, Focus, Determination, Joy, Direction, Style, Creativity, and Hope are all things you can find at a Dave Ramsey event or Oprah Show taping.

Don’t mistake Excellence, Passion, Purpose, Focus, Determination, Joy, Direction, Style, Creativity, and Hope with Jesus.
He brings those things, but so does Amway.

May we bathe our days with Jesus and may the residue of His presence in our lives bring everything else.
Los

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  • YES! We need to keep him at the forefront….!

  • Ann Gardner

    Brilliant, Carlos, thank you.

  • Jesus C.

    what does this look like practically? how do you know if your stock is in Jesus or excellence, passion, purpose, etc … ?

    reflect on this question: how do i respond when things dont work out?

    when the amp cuts out. when the set list doesn’t work out. when the girl/guy chooses the other guy/girl. when our kid makes the wrong choice. when we miss the flight. when we are made a fool of. when we lose the job. when we feel alone.

    how we respond to these situations will show us very clearly what our hope is in.

    is God still loving? yes (Romans 8:32). is he still teaching me in these circumstances? yes (1 Peter 5:10). am i becoming like Christ because of the trial? yes (Romans 8:29). do i still have peace? yes (Psalm 27). joy? yes (James 1).

    when these are the thoughts that we have in times of trial, then we can KNOW that we aren’t mistaking Jesus for other things.

  • Interestingly enough my Mom and Dad gave their lives to Jesus through Amway. At least they got something out of Amway 🙂

  • Keith Barger

    “but so does Amway” 🙂

  • Mad props just for working Oprah and Dave Ramsey into the same post. I feel like a got free stuff and out of debt at the same time!

  • Aaron

    Wow, someone finally recognizes what it takes to succeed in Amway.

    Do it with Excellence.
    Do it with Passion.
    Do it with Purpose.
    Do it with Focus.
    Do it with Determination.
    Do it with Joy.
    Do it with Direction.
    Do it with Style.
    Do it with Creativity.
    Do it with Hope.

    This is how I did it anyway. Can you come speak at my next event?

  • Simple and profound. Thanks for sharing.

  • Short and sharp. Well done!

  • Maxx

    James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights

  • So many traits of excellence are good in themselves but “unless the Lord builds the house the laborers labor in vain”.

    Jesus AND excellence go together like faith AND works.

    Great thought provoking post – thanks