The idea of excelling involves being exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject.
The apostle Paul encouraged the church at Thessalonica in the love they were demonstrating to others and then urged them to “excel still more.”
A number of thoughts come to mind when considering the nature of this word in the realm of leadership.
First, leaders should always strive to excel in their leadership, to continually work on improving their character and influence in the lives of those being led.
Second, leadership needs to involve encouragement in the areas where followers are working with an appeal to continue to work at excelling still more.
Third, we should all remember that striving for excellence does not mean we believe or teach we are going to be perfect and sinless.
The idea of excelling is the desire to improve who we are and what we do, no matter how good we are or how well we are able to achieve any task.
Our prayer should always be to seek God’s help to be more like our Savior each day.