Song: Shining by DJ Khaled ft. Beyonce and Jay Z
Time: 6:08 am
Happy New Year, Friends!
I know that it’s February, and January has passed. But this is my first blog post of 2023, so I have to say Happy New Year!
I hope 2023 has been great for you so far and will continue to bring blessings into your life.
I have been telling myself that 2023 will be my Jordan year. Jordan year is in reference to the (arguably best) basketball player ever to play the game, Michael Jordan, and his infamous jersey number 23.
To me, being associated with Michael Jordan and the number 23 is associated with excellence.
Just as Michael Jordan was excellent at basketball, we can also be excellent in our careers and the talents that God has given us.
As Christians, God expects us to have a spirit of excellence in the things that we do.
When we are excellent in what we do, it brings glory to God and helps others.
This can be seen in the lives of Daniel and Joseph in the Bible.
Daniel 6:3. “Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.”
Genesis 41:38-40. “So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”
God also tells us in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
I also love Proverbs 22:29. It says, “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings and not before officials of low rank.”
If we excel in what we do, we will go far in our careers and lives!
So, in 2023 let’s strive for excellence and make this our Jordan (23) year!
Also, it is February, Black History Month, so let’s celebrate Black Excellence! ❤️💚🖤
Until Next Time…
May God Richly Bless You,
Dr. Rich 💋