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Yes, I know that excellent doesn’t start with the letter ‘X’. Hence, the misuse of capitalisation, but I’ve known I wanted to use this word as my ‘X’ post for awhile because I’ve had a certain passage from Philippians on my mind lately.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any eXcellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:4-9 (ESV)
It’s a long passage, but doesn’t make it’s point if I take bits out. Instead of worrying, think about what’s honourable, excellent, praiseworthy, lovely, etc. It’s not an easy thing to do… except by the grace of God.
I’m not certain if I’ll say much more. I thought I would, but I think I’ll leave this verse to your own interpretation.