“Concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, . . . There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. . . . and there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons”
(1 Corinthians 12:1, 4, 6)

Be the Best
by Larry Burkett

Noah was told to build a ship; Abraham was instructed to leave his home for a strange land; David came to be known as Israel’s finest king; Daniel was appointed to interpret dreams; Saul (later called Paul) was called to become the church’s first missionary/evangelist/pastor.

When I was very young, I decided that, no matter what, I was going to be better at one thing than anybody else. That made many decisions much easier, because when I got in a job I knew I wasn’t good at I would leave.

In college, I changed my major from engineering to business because I realized I never would be the best engineer.

I tried a lot of things: I was an electrician; in electronics in the Air Force; an electrical engineer at the Space Center, involved with an experiments ground station, but every day I was there I knew I was working around people who were better at what we were doing than I was.

At one point in my life—after I got into what I do now—I felt that in the area of biblical finances I knew more about it than anyone else. Perhaps other people have passed me now, and that’s okay, but at that point I was functioning at my best and I knew I was where God wanted me to be. There’s nothing better than that!

If I could emphasize one thing for my grandchildren—outside of a love for the Lord and a personal relationship with Him—I’d tell them to find out what they are good at, what they enjoy, and be the best they can be, with the Lord’s help.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go” (Psalm 32:8).

Daily Scripture Reading:

Ezekiel 8-11