Double Your Results By Going The Extra Mile

Have you noticed that those people who do more than what is expected of them have a different attitude?

Why is it so important to go the extra mile? Or to give without expecting anything in return? If you thought this wasn’t in the bible, here is a clear reminder after the beautiful Beatitudes, that Christ taught us not only to be loving and forgiving; giving and gentle; but to go the extra mile.

Firstly Christ told us to give with good measure [Luke 6:38]. That does not include giving to those who can only return the favour. And give only because you expect something back. If you haven’t already figured this out by now, you must have detected that God will give back to you in the same way you give to others.

As opposed to what our human nature dictates to us – to retaliate or take revenge when someone has wronged us or is mean, Christ urged us to go not one mile, but two! [Matthew 5:41]

Going the extra mile presents us with an opportunity to impact the lives of others. To gain the ‘more than attitude’ to live life and become more compassionate and empathetic in how we think and act. People who have the extra mile attitude are ones who display the attributes of a humanitarian, because they…

  • Care more than others think is sensible
  • Risk more than others think is cautious
  • Dream more than others think is pragmatic
  • Believe more than others think is imaginable
  • Give more than others think is obligatory

It is about growing up and maturing to think with a Christ like mindset and become more like Him. To live out what God created us to be. And found our identity in Him, by giving of ourselves and resources generously in living graciously towards others. Because simply put that is the way God lives towards you and I [Matthew 5:46-48]. No one can explain the things God decides or understand His ways and great wisdom [Romans 11:33],

Do you find it difficult to do more than what is expected of you? At work? With your family? For others?

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Don’t know where to start? Practice makes perfect and you only get one chance to be the best version of yourself! Now is the time to invest in you. You can find a better way to get through you break-up. Infuse every moment with beauty. Influence every God-given dream into your destiny. And impress your tomorrow with hope and expectancy. You don’t have to do this alone and I know exactly how you feel. But there is hope in your journey, To discover that the sky is the limit. And find an undying passion for living purposefully in the centre of God’s will!

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  1. Jessica Brodie
    11 June 2019 / 3:48 am

    Outrageous kindness is my favorite extra-mile thing. Great post, Ava!

  2. Ava
    11 June 2019 / 8:33 pm

    Thanks Jessica!

  3. 12 June 2019 / 1:54 am

    Love Zig’s quote, and your thoughts on going the extra mile being what it takes to impact the lives of others.

  4. Ava
    12 June 2019 / 8:33 pm

    His quotes are so relevant. Thanks Karen!

  5. 13 June 2019 / 4:35 pm

    I love all of your quotes! I love the theme of your message. I find that I am move giving when my heart is dependent on God’s pleasure rather than my own pleasure and the approval of man. Holding the things of this world loosely allows me to grasp the Lord more tightly; likewise, when I hold tight to Jesus, I care less about the things of this world; and in light of that, its easier to see the needs of others and simply give rather than hoard. God is our provider and He provides for us so we can increase our giving. Wonderful post, Ava!

  6. David Winters
    13 June 2019 / 5:11 pm

    Great motivational article. Thanks.

  7. 13 June 2019 / 11:20 pm

    Convicting and challenging!

  8. Candice Brown
    14 June 2019 / 1:17 am

    The extra mile is hardest for those who have hurt us, but also more effective. I hope and pray that the extra mile continues to impact my atheist father who was mostly absent during my childhood.

  9. 15 June 2019 / 1:17 pm

    Love this. It truly challenges me to do better and go above and beyond. I have not done that lately!

  10. Ava
    15 June 2019 / 9:43 pm

    Thanks Brittany!

  11. Ava
    15 June 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Praying for and with you Candice!

  12. Ava
    15 June 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Thanks Ava!

  13. Ava
    15 June 2019 / 9:47 pm

    Thanks David!

  14. Ava
    15 June 2019 / 9:48 pm

    So glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your thoughts Marcie!

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