Several years ago I had traveled to a place just outside Rochester NY on a business trip. It was an early spring. Morning and on this trip is was my responsibility to speed verify a 36’ Spectra race boat. I had performed the vessel inspection the day before. Race boats when designed properly, come with a verified manufacturing origination statement. These “guarantees” state that, based on the boats engineering and motor set up, “x” boat will travel “x” miles per hour in “x” environment. The specific boat I was testing rated at 127 mph in 3 seas at 55 degrees.
This particular day was going to be very close to these conditions. At 10:13 that morning in 3’ seas I ran 129½ mph for about 2 minutes eventually hitting a top speed to 131. To say it was exhilarating would be an understatement. Once I returned to port I had an observer ask me why anyone would want to go that fast and what was it like. I answered with the typical “because I can” and that is was peaceful and fun. As I walked away my brother-in-law said that it could’ve ended really bad. I asked him what he meant and he said the boat could’ve flipped, fell apart or blown up. He said it could have killed you!
At that moment I realized that boat was doing exactly what it was created to do! As I ponder my life, am I doing exactly what God created me to do? We are called as children of God to tells others about God, lead people to Christ through faith, then to develop our life and mentor others to more like Him. We were created just like this race boat. Genesis 1:31 tells us who we were created in the image of. In Matthew 5:48 we are told to pursue excellence. Daniel 6:3 assures us this excellence is real and obtainable. In Acts 2:38, Luke 11:9-13, John 3:16, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8 and Romans 5:5, it teaches us how to obtain and return the Spirit of Excellence. I pray we each strive for Christ likeness. He is in us. Let others see that through us. Ephesians 6:7-8