Excellent Servant LeadersBy Pastor Bobby

Excellent Servant Leaders

Daniel 6:3

“Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.”


Proverbs 22:29 NKJV

“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men.” 


Leader of  restoration: Zerubbabel

            “born in confusion”

Babylonian Name: Sheshbazzar

            “sun god who protects and empowers”

Babylon wants to rob you of your destiny.  Average  Conform


We are called to be the cream of the world. Babylon tries to homogenize.

Homogenize:-- to make uniform in consistency by emulsifying fat content.

We are the fat! And we refuse to blend in!


Daniel 1:1-9, 17, 20

Daniel:-- God is my judge.

Belteshazzar:-- lord of the straitened's treasure


Pressures of Babylon:

  • Rob you of your identity.

“…renamed them…”

  • Rob you of your security.

“ …eat from king’s table…”

  • Rob you of your destiny.

“…enter the kings service…”


“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”  Pearl Buck


"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."  Booker T. Washington


"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."   Warren G. Bennis


"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."   William A. Foster


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.”  Steve Jobs


“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”              Unknown


“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” V. Lombardi


“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”  Unknown


Seven Qualities Of “FAT” People.  (Faithful, Available, Teachable)

1. They Refuse To Blend In.

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…” Dan 1:8

“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,” He 11:24


2. They Possess Firm Convictions

“Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.”Dan 6:10


3. They Will Experience Promotion

“Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel,… “Truly your God is the God of gods,...” Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon”   Dan 2:46-48


4. They Realize Uncommon Results

“There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him;…”  Dan 5:11


5. They Invoke Opposition.

“That Daniel, … does not show due regard for you, O king,…” Daniel 6:13

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”  2Tim 3:12


6. They Possess Uncommon Boldness

“…your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field … break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.”         Daniel 4:24-27


7. They Forward God’s Kingdom

Daniel 9:2-3

“…I, Daniel, understood …by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer…”





“John Maxwell”


Excellence is the gap between average and exceptional. It’s the ability to exceed expectations and consistently deliver superior quality. In developing habits of excellence, leaders gain influence and stand out from the crowd. By cultivating a culture of excellence, a business attracts customers and wins their loyalty.


Excellence Means...

1) Consistency

I agree with Aristotle:  “Excellence is not an act, it’s a habit.” To gain a reputation for excellence necessitates delivering results whenever you’re called upon. Hit-and-miss performers are neither trusted nor respected. On the other hand, those who repeatedly demonstrate competence gain credibility, and their credibility paves the way to influence.


2) Improvement

Legendary basketball coach Pat Riley defines excellence as “the gradual result of always striving to be better.” People with a spirit of excellent continuously improve; they make sure to be better tomorrow than they are today. Excellent leaders are voracious learners. Since they’re constantly growing, they always have fresh insights to impart to their teammates and new skills to contribute to their organization.


3) Creativity

Creativity attracts others to you and to your ideas. We enjoy interacting with people who open up our imaginations through the originality of their work. Creativity also gives rise to excellence by facilitating problem-solving. Sometimes creative persons break new ground; at other times they simply find innovative ways to apply existing concepts. Either way, they add value by enabling their organization to move beyond the obstacles that had previously held it back.


4) Going the Extra Mile

“To excel” literally means to go beyond average. Responsible people can be counted upon to do what is expected of them, but excellent people routinely do more than asked. Persons of excellence deliver results in such a way that leaves their customers pleasantly surprised.