7 Reasons To Do Your Best - Outline

on on . .

Proverbs 3:9 KJV

“Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.”

Proverbs 3:9 NLT

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.”

Proverbs 3:9 MSG

“Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.”

Numbers 18:29 NLT

“Be sure to give to the Lord the best portions of the gifts given to you.”

Colossians 1:28-29 MSG

“We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That's what I'm working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me.”

1.  God is checking you out. . .carefully evaluating your performance.

Colossians 3:22 MSG

“Servants, do what you're told by your earthly masters. And don't just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you'll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you're serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn't cover up bad work.”

Never once does the Bible say. . .

Worry about it,

Stress out over it,

Panic over it,

Or figure it out.

But over and over again, we’re told to trust God.

2.  You never know who’s discussing your next assignment, promotion or opportunity.

Ephesians 9:15-16 AMPC

“Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil”

3. Your best efforts in the marketplace will attract attention.

1 Timothy 4:15 NLT

“Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress.”

4.  Your focus is apparent to those who marvel at your success.

Luke 9:41 MSG

“Jesus said, "What a generation! No sense of God! No focus to your lives! How many times do I have to go over these things? How much longer do I have to put up with this?”  

5.  Your persistence is recognized.

Revelation 2:2 MSG

"I see what you've done, your hard, hard work, your refusal to quit. I know you can't stomach evil, that you weed out apostolic pretenders. I know your persistence, your courage in my cause that you never wear out.”

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think And Grow Rich, once said:

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

Dale Carnegie, the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, said:

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

6.  The depth of your character is obvious to others.

Ruth 2:11-12 MSG

“Boaz answered her, "I've heard all about you—heard about the way you treated your mother-in-law after the death of her husband, and how you left your father and mother and the land of your birth and have come to live among a bunch of total strangers. God reward you well for what you've done—and with a generous bonus besides from God, to whom you've come seeking protection under his wings."

7.  When you do your best. . .someone is observing you. . .deciding whether to bring their influence and support into your life.

Psalm 32:8 AMPC

“I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.”