Setting the standard

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. Gal. 6:4

Better than the next guy can still be pretty bad. Quality is measured by objective standards of excellence and productivity. God set the standard impossibly high for divine purposes. But when human beings set standards it’s a mistake to set unattainable expectations. It’s also a mistake to promote mediocrity. Being the one who sets the standards is a huge responsibility.

Lord, help me set standards that make a job well done an attainable achievement.