Power is the capacity to make and sustain credible change! Quality is powerful!
Quality is the distinctive character of excellence that a thing,event, product or service contains and demonstrates. Quality is both a business management and life term. As a quality improvement analyst i know quality rides on defined specification and the minimum standard is excellence. Excellence is a universal demand!
Julius Nyerere once defined Development as a process which enables human beings to realize their potential, build self confidence, and lead lives of dignity and fulfillment. It is a process which frees people from the fear of want and exploitation. That is quality that permeates every sphere of existence.
Edwards Deming, a quality specialist maintained that ” quality is everyone’s responsibility”. Quality begins with intent, which is fixed by management! Henry Ford wisely said “Quality is doing it right when no one is looking” . This means quality is integrity! Mahatman Gandi said ” it is the quality of our work which pleases God not the quantity”. Steve Jobs said ” By the yardstick of quality, some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected”. Quality remains the best business plan, after quality profit will follow.
God values QUALITY. Gideon took 10,000 but God needed 300! Multitudes that cannot move mountains are only a empty crowd. Only one person escaped from the entirety of Sodom and Gomorrah! Quality is a sieve! If you are going to be successful in life you MUST have an outstanding quantity of quality.
The above validates the superiority of quality to quantity! True change is about quality! it is not how much you have but how well the little you have is utilized. 5 loaves and 2 fishes seemed inadequate but knowing what to do (management capacity) multiplied the little and made is useful for many. what little do you have and despising? When you grow your management capacity you will be amazed at the results. Management capacity is about improving the quality of your actions, decisions and output in the direction of defined goals.
it is not how big your bible is but how much of its content you live. once your lifestyle misguides another precious soul, the quality of your life and faith is in question? Likewise it is not how big your office or how hallowed your position is that really matters, what matters is the quality of contribution that comes from it. Are your decisions and actions Noah’s ark or Jonah’s boat?
Magnifying your office doesn’t indicate beautifying your office or self aggrandizement about your post but rather the manner of solutions and positive change to situations that the office or position records. There are cleaners who hold more value to God than CEOs. Possession is not the true criteria of success, it is the eternal worth of possession that determines success. Absorbing education and erasing archaic philosophies through refresher courses, attending seminars and reading journals can be a path to improving your quality.
Do you work in an office and no solution or contribution can be traced to your office either directly or indirectly? you are depreciating the standard of the organization and the worth of your life. Do you sing in the choir and your lifestyle has no semblance with what you sing? Do you do business and you lose your christian virtues for the sake of profit? Have you smartly taken or collected what is not yours and refuse to return? it can puncture the quality of your prayers or walk with God!
Many people think repentance is just a church affair, that is a myopic understanding of the term. Repentance is a business term of replacing inferiority with quality, it is a corporate term for replacing mediocre performance with outstanding performance. Repentance is a relationship term for establishing trust! Repentance is a term that repositions the use of your gift for Godly purposes and not polluting others. Repentance is a term for reasonable use of wealth and not for oppression.
Rewards flow in the path of quality! Examinations, appraisals and reviews are simply quality assurance! Examine and ask yourself today, am i producing Godly quality? Inferiority is not a quality of God. Church is not just the place to profess your faith but rather outside the church (Market place, Workplace and Vocation). Do you qualify as QUALITY? Repent and allow the times of refreshing to flow in your direction. Acts 3:19. God is coming to harvest perfect quality! The only to qualify is repentance and genuine walk with God as you live.
Afolabi Julius Olatunde.