Recently, we were having a staff conversation about how being just PRETTY GOOD doesn’t really make people want to come back for anything.
We all want our friends to LIKE US so much that we get invited to everything!
We need our spouse WANTING US more than anyone else!
We want our business or our performance at work to stand out ABOVE and BEYOND our competition!
But when you ask most people what KIND of spouse, parent, friend, employee or business owner they are, the standard answer is usually something like, “I guess I’m pretty good.”
Is “pretty good”…good enough?
One staff member commented about the differences in gas stations, of all things! They told how they would rather drive PAST countless other gas stations just to get to a QuikTrip.
Why? They have something that the other gas stations don’t have, GOOD FOOD and GOOD SERVICE!
(Pssst! I always stop there and it’s NEVER for gas!)
Worth The Drive
Another staffer said that it was the same with Faith Church. There are hundreds of churches that are a LOT closer to their home. (Several are just a few blocks away.)
But they’d rather go PAST the others to get to Faith Church, even if they had to WALK to get there.
Not that the others were bad…it’s just that Faith Church had such GOOD “FOOD”!
The “food” they loved served just the WAY they like it. God’s Word taught the way it’s supposed to be taught; not condemning or judgmental.
Another person on staff piped up about chicken.
It’s kind of like McDonalds verses Church’s Chicken. They both SAY they serve chicken. But the way they taste is COMPLETELY different!
McDonald’s may be CHEAPER and CLOSER. But when I want REAL chicken (not pink goo formed into chicken shapes) then I go down the road to Church’s Chicken.
So how does that translate to OUR lives and business relationships?
Don’t Get Passed Up!
The trap of being ‘pretty good’ is an easy one to fall into. But God is a God of EXCELLENCE, and we should never strive for anything less!
We should always DO our best, to BE the best for God who IS the BEST!
“Lord, thank you for giving me these wonderful gifts and talents to serve you. I always want to use them to represent You with excellence in everything I do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”