Doing Your Best

After 42 years in the hamburger business, Wendy’s decided to make a change. Their executives have spent the past 2-and-a-half years examining every detail of each ingredient that goes into their hamburgers. In the end, they changed everything but the ketchup and began serving the new and improved burgers last week.

Denny Lynch, a Wendy’s spokesman, said, “Our food was already good. We wanted it to be better. Isn’t that what long-term brands do? They reinvent themselves.”

I suppose it makes sense that in order to do your best, you might have to make some significant changes in how you operate. Didn’t Tiger Woods reinvent his swing a few years ago, at a time when he was already considered the top golfer in the world?

I reinvented my preaching style over the past year. I’ll be the first to admit that I am not to preaching what Wendy’s is to hamburgers or Tiger Woods is to golf! But I hope you get the point. Sometimes we can be so content with the status quo that we don’t see the opportunity for improvement. And you don’t improve without making changes.

So maybe you need to take a look at your service to the Lord. Are you in a rut? Does your service seem less than what it could be? It might be time to reinvent yourself.

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”—Ecclesiastes 9:10.

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