Yesterday I was speaking with a youth at church. We were talking about something that she had done and that to our physical eyes she did well. After she told me though, I told her she was missing something. She smiled and a little scared she responded, "What was missing?" For her it was normal to do things this way. She was always doing things and she thought she was doing well, that there wasn't anything more she could do in those situations.
It was when I told her what she lacked was QUALITY. She was doing things well... but she lacked quality!
Quality doesn't sum up to producing a lot and doing it well... Saying, "There we go, I'm done! I did what I had to do!" No, it's not like that! It's the way which we do things, the value we see in them. Quality is always doing your best, giving your all even in the smallest things... It's doing things with love. And also of course, respecting each other's opinions, working with good will and in harmony – this is to have quality.
The things of God are so wonderful that we cannot do things out of obedience or to simply fulfill an obligation.
And then there's the famous question... "What if I do things and people don't like them?" And here's the big difference.
When you do things with quality and fear of God, it doesn't matter what it is, it doesn't matter what others think. You WON'T be frustrated! You have an assurance within yourself that you did your best and God is pleased with you!
Many do not understand that 'quality' lies in your attitude and they way you do things. Not doing things in the easiest way possible...
Quality is not a goal to impress someone or doing because you have to but, it's shaping your attitude and making 'simple' things with quality.
Someone emailed me a quote once and it makes us reflect on this issue:
"The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary, and only the wise can see them." (Author unknown)