“Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.”
Every business and organization has “marks” that must be hit and hopefully exceeded. Those marks could be growth, efficiencies, productivity, costs, labor, etc. Whatever they are, if we keep those marks in front of us and like any good goal setting or training program, just hit the marks consistently we will be successful.
We are blessed that God does not ask us to achieve or hit certain marks to receive His love. He just gives freely for our acceptance. But, that does not mean that we can attain all that He has to offer if we idly sit by and not pursue what He wants us to have in our lives when we are in communion with Him. Pursuing a closeness with Jesus as doggedly as we pursue hitting our job and career marks is what He wants from us.
Reference: I Timothy 6:11 (New Living Translation)