Topic: Character For The Glory
The character of a person determines the quality of his life on earth and in eternity.
SCRIPTURE: Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Character is living not just for the immediate but for the ultimate.
There is an irretrievable connection between glory and character. The character of a person determines the quality of his life on earth and in eternity. Our anchor Scripture clearly points out the implication of Godly character (holiness) on gloriousness. We see that if a life must be glorious, it must happen on the platform of holiness. No one can see the gloriousness of God except he operates in holiness. Therefore, nothing can be glorious without character.
A man of character lives an open life like an open book (Acts 24:16). If you are a person of character, who you are publicly is who you are privately. A man of character exists with a positive conviction, not for consensus. Character involves a purposeful existence, not pleasurable existence. Character is living not just for the immediate but for the ultimate.
A man of character will sacrifice today’s gain for tomorrow’s profit. He knows what it means to delay gratification. Character means living thoughtfully instead of thoughtlessly. You weigh your options and embark on the most profitable course of action, profitable for time and eternity.
Please understand that your character is more important than your reputation.Your reputation is what people think of you, but your character is who you are. So, it is possible to have a positive reputation with a negative character. Your greatest focus should be in the development of your character. Reputation will take care of itself once character is taken care of.
Beloved, my counsel is, work on your character. Fact is, character is not a destination but a journey. This means you can be better today than you were yesterday as you work on your character.
REMEMBER THIS: Character is living not just for the immediate but for the ultimate.
Embark on a character study of notable people in Scriptures and take deliberate steps and actions to emulate them.
Avoid sin or anything that will defile your conscience.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace for character improvement. Grant me the grace to live according to Your will and purpose for my life, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Do not leave your life to chance. Sit down and construct a shield. Do not leave your life to fate. Do not put your life in the hands of another.
Culled from 15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 7-9
AMAZING FACT: Giraffes have no vocal chords.