(I write these devotionals like I am writing to myself, so over-look the run on sentances and hopefully it will impact you as much as it as impacted myself)
Please understand that the Person you are today is simply a sum of the
choices you have made in the past. In saying that it’s very revealing
to self evaluate and check yourself every now and then to gauge
exactly where you are in this race we call life.
Please let’s not make the common mistake by judging your life’s worth solely based on
tangible material evidence but check the inner values of your heart.
Remember when the fateful day comes WE will be judged not by our deeds
or money stacks but by our relationship with JESUS Christ;
Why we do what we DO
Inherently the choices we make especially those decisions made
under pressure are answered before the situation itself arises. That
is why it is crucial to DEFINE who you are and what you want to stand
SO answer these questions
Who am I?
Who do I want to be?
We all strive for the high calling of having both esteemed ad proven
character. But the process in which we develop an instinct of
unwavering discipline is one filled with failure and heartbreak but
ends in triumph because of the grace of God and his son Jesus Christ.
What is Character?
One dictionary defines character as “the complex of mental
and ethical traits marking a person.” In another dictionary, character
is said to be “the stable and distinctive qualities built into an
individual’s life which determine his or her response regardless of
circumstances (web research).” Ultimately Character is the person we
are when no one is watching, basically who we are in the DARK.
Character is who we really are. It’s the accumulation of
thoughts, values, words and actions. These become the habits that
comprise our character. That character determines our destiny. A
person of character thinks right and does right according to CORE
universal Values that define the qualities of a good person:
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility amongst other traits.
SO what is character? It is who we see in the mirror and what that
person stands for, character is the swoosh to Nike the 23 to Jordan, a
symbol that embodies the ideals of a person.
So how you handle Adversity never really surfaces until the
very moment you and adversity meet head on like a collision of two
speeding automobiles. But the phenomenal thing is that when we
collide with adversity if we have been making good character decisions
then we will OVERCOME the adversity without fail. A close friend of
mine suffered a near career ending injury to his knee and was
basically forced to watch his team relish in consistent success. He
had two options, 1 to dwell in the injury 2 start the journey to
making a COMEBACK no one would forget. This young man chose option 2
not because it was the best idea but simply because his whole life has
been built about HIM being the Best HIM possible without needing the
approval of man. I believe he grasp the idea that if you have GODS
approval man's is not too important to seek. his decision is a
reflection of his GOD like Character.
What’s the Problem
99% of the bad decisions we make are because we are
worried about the acceptance of man and not the consequences of God.
At their root, all of these problems spring out of the lack, or
mis-application, of good character qualities. If we are to find
lasting solutions to the problems of our day, we must deal with these
roots! We must work to improve our own character, teach good character
to our children, and help those around us to improve their character!
Character development is essential to the ongoing success of our
society. That is why building character is so important. Character
truly is the Key to Success!
The character is not in winning the RACE but it’s in the recovery of
falling (failure) when running the race! If we all respond to
adversity like Heather Dordien a Minnesota track star then we will be
more than ok...Check this video out it WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Heather didn’t fall in a race prior to this but in her life she had been thru trials and tribulations so when adversity HIT she responded the only way her
character knew how... GET UP AND KEEP GOING
----How would you recover from a fall today?
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