Picture this...

You show up to a baseball game, some of your teammates don’t have the appropriate shoe wear; others didn’t bring gloves for the field and a couple of guys are distracted talking to a few girls in the stands.  As a player how equipped do you feel your team is to play baseball?

Well, in life sometimes we approach it with similar attitudes.  It’s called mediocrity.  We know what it takes to be successful at we’ve been called to do but only give 40 or 50% of the effort.  When we don’t give it our all, we will not experience it all.  We will always fall short and feel like we’ve failed when in fact we haven’t really tried.

Think about it…

The late great coach Vince Lombardi once said, “We cannot attain perfection.  But as we chase after perfection, we will attain excellence.”  I couldn’t agree more.  No one is perfect and no one can be perfect (except Jesus) but as we strive to do better in life, we will ultimately reach excellence.  And excellence gives fulfillment to those who want to achieve greatness in life and leave a meaningful legacy.

Do no be afraid of the unknown.  When we succumb to fear it has the potential to paralyze us.  Faith in the Known which is Christ, will help us be confidence in this, as Paul said.  That He who began the good work, will be faithful to complete it till the day of Jesus Christ.  Don’t settle for mediocrity.