Daniel 6:10, NKJV
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.
In Daniel 6 is the story of how the enemies of Daniel conspired to get him arrested and thrown into the lions' den for refusing to pray to King Darius. Daniel was one of the top three administrators of the Persian government, and his enemies were jealous of Daniel's favor. But despite Daniel's secure position, rather than compromise his faith, he refused to obey the law and kept praying to God as he always had. He refused to take the easy way out, and God rescued him from the lions miraculously.
When God blesses you, opens doors, and gets you where you wanted to be, don't forget what got you there. Once some people reach their goal, they forget the fact that it was because they were uncommon, and they become common. Be like Daniel, and don't let that happen. When others shrink back, have uncommon faith. When others take the easy way out, have uncommon commitment. When others slack off, have uncommon excellence. God made you uncommon, so live uncommon.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You are the One who opens doors and gets me to where I want to be. Thank You that no matter how far along I am, my life can stand out as uncommon for You. I’m going to have uncommon excellence and not shrink back and take the easy way out when pressure comes. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.