How Character Is Built
We also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know
that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces
proven character, and proven character produces hope.
Beth Moore correctly observed, “Those who walk in truth walk in liberty.” Godly men and women agree. As believers in Christ, we must seek to live each day with discipline, honesty, and faith. When we do, at least two thing happen: integrity becomes a habit, and God blesses us because of our obedience to Him. Living a life of integrity isn’t always the easiest way, but it is always the right way… and God clearly intends that it should be our way, too.
Character isn’t built overnight; it is built slowly over a lifetime. It is the sum of every sensible choice, every honorable decision, and every honest word. It is forged on the anvil of sincerity and polished by the virtue of fairness. Character is a precious thing – preserve yours at all costs.
A DAILY PSALM
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the
seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the
Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He
shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that
brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not
wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV
*From the book 365 Daily Devotions From Psalms for Women