2 Pet; 1, 3 (According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that HATH CALLED US TO GLORY AND VIRTUE:
1 Pet; 2, 9- But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
An excellent person does good not when people are looking on but also when nobody is looking because God Sees everything. A person of integrity does what is right (not just to be seen by men and applauded), but because it is right. People who have excellent & integrity finish what they started. Be determined to put Christ First in your life, be determined to be fully obedient to God, and be determined to be person full of integrity & excellence.
You represent a Higher Kingdom of God: BE AN EXCELLENT PERSON; always do the best in anything you do – focus on the good things that you want to do & stop focusing on the bad things that you do not want to do. If you do that then there will be no room in your life for the bad habits. Be more excellent & better & better in what you do, that you do not have to tell anybody about Jesus, they can see Him all over you. Be a person with integrity, ie; you keep your word. Be Faithful over little things so God Will Make you a ruler over many things. It is your Faithfulness in the little things that show that you have integrity.
Excellence & Integrity deals with honesty – do you keep your appointments; do you pay people right? Excellence & Integrity is something on the inside that nobody sees but will preserve you – The Word of God Has enough Excellence & Integrity. Don’t hung arounds critics, gossipers, but hung around people who are excellent so when you are backsliding, they can help you to turn back, eg Daniel and 3 Hebrew boys.
Speak excellent things – like my grandma used to tell; ‘…if you do not have anything good to say then do not speak at all’. You are called to be excellent so be excellent & have integrity all the time, don’t be a Sunday morning Saint. You can’t be excellence without majoring the love walk, ie; you can’t be excellence unless you major in love-walk. You are not part of this world, so when you go out there don’t swear, fornicate, & don’t do all the things the world does. You cannot get the best of what God Has for you without Excellence & integrity
Integrity & character are things we have to develop, they are not automatic: we are not born with them. Character & Integrity is key for us to make a difference in this world.