Pursue Excellence 1 Timothy 6:11 11But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. As this New Year unfolds we think of all the things that we want to accomplish and have this all computed in our heads . I'm going to loose x pounds , I'm going to pay off my credit ... but how many ever stick to all the I ams? Let's just put all these thoughts aside and pursue who we know will never fail us and He will give us our daily direction as we put everything in prayer to Him . ... Let's start New !!! S.... Stop making excuses T ... Take inventory of your life A.... Act in Faith R... Re- Focus your thoughts T ... Trust God . What is the meaning of pursue ? .... It means to chase , persist , track down Exellence is what we can do when we pursue God . By striving for excellence with God , we are partnershiping with Him . We are running from our old ways and chasing after God . Verse 7 tells us : For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. In other words by living according to God's standards we will have the fear of God which means to say the Awe of God and knowing that we serve an awesome God .